Draft Wanganui Road and Ford Road Feasibility Study

Greater Shepparton City Council has endorsed and released the Draft Wanganui and Ford Road, Shepparton Feasibility Study Design Report (Draft Report) for public comment.

The Draft Report provides for the upgrade of Ford Road to become a key strategic east-west link between Stage 1 of the Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass (Shepparton Bypass) and the Shepparton Alternate Route (Doyles and Grahamvale Roads). It will also aid in the realisation of a freight supply chain network around Shepparton and Mooroopna.

The Ford Road route was identified as the best option for an arterial east-west connection between the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Shepparton Alternate Route from at least 2006, with the adoption and implementation of the Greater Shepparton 2030 Strategy 2006 and recent strategies undertaken in coordination with VicRoads, including the Greater Shepparton Freight and Land Use Strategy 2013.

To download the Draft Feasibility Study, and to get full details on this major project, please click here

How to have your say

Formal submissions must be made in writing (more details below), however Council are also conducting a number of one-to-one workshops with Council officers and GTA Consultants Pty Ltd.

One-on-one workshops

We invite affected land owners and occupiers of land along Ford and Wanganui Roads to attend a number of one-on-one workshops with Council officers, VicRoads officers and GTA Consultants Pty Ltd over the course of March and April.

The following dates are available for land owners and others interested in the Draft Report to meet with Council officers:

  • 10am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm - 6pm on Tuesday, 6 March 2018
  • 9am - 12.00pm and 12.30pm - 5pm on Thursday, 8 March 2018
  • 10am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm - 6pm on Tuesday, 13 March 2018
  • 10am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm - 6pm on Thursday, 5 April 2018

You can arrange an appointment by calling the Building and Planning Department on (03) 5832 9730.

In writing

Submissions must be made in writing, giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Draft Report is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Submissions can be emailed to council@shepparton.vic.gov.au or posted to Greater Shepparton City Council, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3632. The closing date for submissions is 23 April 2018.

The closing date for submissions on the Draft Report is Monday, 23 April 2018.

Following consultation, Council officers will review all feedback, comments and submissions received. The final Wanganui Road and Ford Road, Shepparton: Feasibility Study Design Report is expected to be further considered by Council in mid-2018.