Roads & Streets
The works unit manages the construction and maintenance of Council's road, bridge and footpath and building infrastructure and from time to time undertakes construction and maintenance of specific major project works.
Following input from the Road Strategy Review community questionnaire, and community consultation workshops, Golden Plains Shire Council has identified key issues and developed a Road Strategy.
The community was invited to review the draft strategy and to make comment as part of Council's continued commitment to open and transparent community consultation.
The road network within the Shire has a road hierarchy comprising declared Highways and Main Roads, and local Roads. The highways include the Midland, Hamilton and Glenelg. These roads are fully managed (except in townships) by VicRoads from the Geelong Regional Office. These highways are A and B class roads in the statewide route numbering system.
Main roads are roads that are fully managed (except in townships) by VicRoads from the Geelong Regional Office. Declared main roads are C class roads in the statewide route numbering system.
Main roads include:
- Friend in Hand Road (Hamilton Hwy to Fyansford-Gheringhap Road)
- Fyansford-Gheringhap Road (Friend in Hand Road to Midland Hwy)
- Geelong-Ballan Road (Clarkes Road to north of Barwon Water Reservoirs)
- Ceres Road (Hamilton Hwy to Barwon River bridge)
- Colac-Ballarat Road (Midland Hwy, Sebastopol to Hamilton Hwy, Cressy)
- Lismore-Scarsdale Road (Scarsdale to Gnarkeet Creek bridge north of the Hamilton Hwy)
- Rokewood-Skipton Road (Rokewood to east of Skipton)
- Rokewood-Shelford Road (Rokewood to Shelford)
- Shelford-Bannockburn Road (Shelford to Midland Hwy, Bannockburn)
- Inverleigh-Shelford Road (Hamilton Hwy to Shelford)
- Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road (Inverleigh to Barwon River bridge 'Bells Bridge')
- Steiglitz Tourist Road (Geelong-Ballan Road to Steiglitz)
Most Local Roads within the Shire are the responsibility of Council for management, maintenance and construction. Some unformed roads and tracks in forest areas and CFA fire access tracks are not the Shire's responsibility.