Community invited to help shape plans for Ararat bypass

Posted Wednesday 19 July, 12:06pm

Residents, business owners and road users can help shape plans for a Western Highway bypass of Ararat when VicRoads presents a draft bypass route option at community drop-in sessions later this month.

Residents, business owners and road users can help shape plans for a Western Highway bypass of Ararat when VicRoads presents a draft bypass route option at community drop-in sessions later this month.
Ewen Nevett VicRoads’ Regional Director for the Western Region said a route option and five interchange concept designs would be shown on 25 July and 29 July.
“This draft option is a chance for us to continue conversations about the bypass since our previous drop-in sessions throughout 2016,” he said.
“Since the last round of community feedback, we’ve further developed the interchange concept designs and drafted a bypass route option connecting to these interchanges and key roads.
“We want to hear people’s ideas and gather feedback on what we’ve developed so far.
“Community feedback is important in informing the draft route option and interchange concept designs as planning continues.”
Mr Nevett said the VicRoads statewide leadership team would attend the Tuesday session from 5.30pm.
“The leadership group are our decision-makers and they want to speak with people living in Ararat and the surrounding region about all things country roads,” he said.
“This visit is part of a statewide initiative to meet as many country Victorians as possible to understand how they rely on the regional arterial road network and gives the community an opportunity to shape what happens next to their roads.
“You don’t need to register for these sessions, just come at any time.”
 
Community Sessions
Ararat RSL function room, 74-76 High Street, Ararat
Tuesday 25 July, 2017
3pm – 7.30pm
 
Saturday 29 July, 2017
10am – 1pm
 
If you can’t make it to the sessions, and want to join in the discussion about the Ararat bypass or country roads, please visit www.engage.vicroads.vic.gov.au. Ararat content will be live from July 24.