Barwon Heads Road Upgrade


Major Roads Projects Victoria




Design and Construct

Contract Value


Start Date

July 2021

Completion Date

August 2023
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Decmil was awarded Work Package 1 which encompasses the construction of a new two-lane carriageway, reconstruction, realignment, rehabilitation and upgrade of the existing carriageway, upgrade of two signalised intersections, and two new signalised intersections.
Additionally, Decmil will be responsible for constructing a new four-lane bridge over Waurn Ponds Creek, and a cantilever structure for provision of shared use path adjacent to the wetlands.

This is the first project Decmil has been awarded as part of MRPV’s new Program Delivery Approach, with a strong focus on works around the sensitive Jerringot & Belmont Common Wetlands and Waurn Ponds Creek where Decmil has recent experience on similar projects.

Environmental management

There are numerous environmental constraints as work is occurring adjacent to the Jerringot Wetlands, Belmont Wetlands and Waurn Ponds Creek. Works will not occur during certain months of the year to protect these areas.

The Latham Snipe is just one of over 120 bird species that live or visit the Jerringot Wetlands on the Project. There has been significant effort to protect the wetlands from any disruption and to protect the wetland’s inhabitants from construction activities. Construction work will not occur near the wetland from October through to March to protect the Latham’s Snipe – a bird which migrates from Japan to the Jerringot wetlands every October and stays to March.

Reusing and recycling of materials

As part of our commitment to greener infrastructure, hundreds of tonnes of recycled materials are being used for the four kilometre upgrade of Barwon Heads Road, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the project.

More than 32,000 tonnes of recycled crushed concrete and rock, 350 tonnes of recycled steel for reinforcement and 50,000 tonnes of asphalt using Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement provided by the local businesses, will be used to build the new road.

Over 120,000m3 of fill material will be reused on the construction site, as well as more than 4,300m of traffic barrier manufactured with recycled steel.

Close to 1300 metres of recycled plastic pipe will also be installed across the project.

Delivering solutions.

We are committed to outstanding project management and delivery regardless of the scale or the intricacy of the work.