Work continues at pace on multi-billion-dollar transport projects that will reduce congestion and improve links with Geelong and Melbourne, making permanent living on the Bellarine Peninsula even more attractive.

The duplication of the 4km stretch of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement and Reserve Roads is underway. The $360-million-plus project will deliver extensive cycling and walking tracks when it opens at the end of the year.

A future duplication through to Armstrong Creek is being considered to further ease congestion for the predicted 44,000 cars that will use the road each day by 2031.

Meanwhile, tunnel boring is now complete on twin tunnels that will create a much-needed alternative to the congested West Gate Bridge. The widening of the West Gate Freeway from eight to twelve lanes will improve traffic flow for 200,000 daily vehicles when the project is completed in 2025, easing congestion and improving accessibility for residents travelling to the CBD.