Our road programs and projects

The Better Local Roads Project includes all major road projects we deliver.

This includes:

The Better Local Roads Project plays a significant role in building a better Cardinia and will help us deliver on our vision.

We are a progressive shire, growing in a planned and purposeful way to improve the lives of people in our community, now and for the generations to come.

Over the next 8 years, infrastructure programs and projects worth over $200 million are being delivered via various funding sources, in addition to many other capital works projects.   

More about Better Local Roads 

The road projects listed below are being funded by the Australian Government's Infrastructure Investment Program 

Princes Highway intersection upgrades – Pakenham to Beaconsfield

This project will upgrade 8 intersections along the Princes Highway between Pakenham and Beaconsfield.

More info

The project will be delivered by Cardinia Shire Council. 

McGregor Road upgrade 

This project is expected to upgrade the McGregor Road interchange with the Pakenham Bypass in Pakenham. 

The project will be delivered by Major Projects Victoria.  

More info: Australian Government 

Racecourse Road upgrade 

Racecourse Road is being upgraded between the Princes Freeway and Henry Street in Pakenham. The intersection at Bald Hill Road will have traffic lights installed, and the Princes Freeway overpass is also being upgraded. 

The project will be delivered by Major Projects Victoria.

More info: Australian Government


We maintain:

  • about  831 kilometres of unsealed roads (that’s about the same as the distance between Melbourne and Sydney)
  • about 810 kilometres of sealed roads


The drain network we maintain includes: 

  • about 1,100 kilometres of surface drains
  • about 827 kilometres of drainage pipes
  • about 30,000 drainage pits 
  • 239 vehicular/pedestrian bridge and major culvert structures
  • around 80 water sensitive urban design elements such as wetlands/lakes/ponds/dams/rain gardens. 

As the size of the road network and the shire’s population grows every year, ever-increasing pressure is put on Council resources to keep the road network in shape.

To meet these growing demands, we are making important changes to the way we look after roads so we can deliver some big service improvements.

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