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Kilmore Bypass — Stage 1

The Kilmore Bypass is one of the most urgently needed road and infrastructure projects in Mitchell Shire.

What is needed to make this a reality?

A commitment is required from the State Government for Stage 1 of the Kilmore Bypass.

Stage 1 sets a 4-year goal for the completion of the Public Acquisition Overlay, land purchase for the entire route, and the construction of the roundabout at Wandong Road.

Completion of Stage 1 before the 2026 Victorian Election will ensure that this long overdue project continues to progress, futureproofing this rapidly growing community, and protecting and celebrating one of Victoria’s most historic towns.

What is Kilmore Bypass?

This Bypass on the Northern Highway would see the construction of a road around Kilmore enabling more efficient movement of freight and through traffic. It will ease congestion and support efficient freight movement.

Ultimately, the Bypass will help to revitalise the heart of this town and support substantial amenity and liveability improvements.

Who will benefit from the Bypass and why?

Kilmore’s population is rapidly growing, driven by families seeking a green change.

The Historic Town Centre dating back to 1837 continues to provide a strong anchor for this community and delivers a mix of retail, historic, and community spaces that bring the community together.

The presence of heavy vehicles travelling through the main strip of the town centre, via Sydney Street, continues to raise safety and traffic congestion concerns within the community.

With the Northern Highway’s rapidly increasing freight load coupled with the projected doubling of Kilmore’s population over the next 20 years, this bypass would provide significant benefit to Kilmore, its residents, and visitors to the town by substantially improving local amenity and safety within the town centre, allowing freight to avoid significant delays due to local traffic, and restoring and protecting Kilmore’s historic main street.

Why is this a State Election priority?

The Kilmore Bypass has been under investigation since at least 2008. The State Government settled on a route in 2015, and the Kilmore Structure Plan (2017) established appropriate town planning assuming the existence of the Bypass.

Despite this, there has been insufficient progress towards making this a reality. The community is desperate to see the Bypass built, and is seeking firm commitments to progress this vital project.

Tell your MPs and candidates why you want Kilmore Bypass

Fill out the form below to send an email to your State MPs and candidates to call on them to fund Kilmore Bypass.

This form will send an email to the list of MPs and candidates below.

Hon. Jacinta Allan – Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Infrastructure


Phone: (03) 5443 2144

Address: 140 Mollison Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

Hon. Ben Carroll – Minister for Roads


Phone: (03) 9095 4301

Address: 473 Keilor Road, Niddrie, Victoria, 3042

Dr Matthew Bach – Shadow Minister for Transport Infrastructure


Phone: (03) 9878 4113

Address: Suite 1, 10-12 Blackburn Road, Blackburn, Victoria, 3130

Hon. Jaclyn Symes – Member for Northern Victoria


Phone: 03) 5783 2000

Address: Level 26, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Ms Steph Ryan – Member for Euroa


Phone: (03) 5762 1600

Address: Address25 Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria, 3672

Mr Mark Gepp – Member for Northern Victoria


Phone: (03) 5427 2444

Address: Tenancy 3, 80 High Street, Woodend, Victoria, 3442

Ms Tania Maxwell – Member for Northern Victoria


Phone: (03) 4700 1787

Address: Suite 2, 27-29 Faithfull Street, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677

Mr Tim Quilty – Member for Northern Victoria


Phone: (02) 6048 6288

Address: Shop 3, 135 High Street, Wodonga, Victoria, 3690

Hon. Wendy Lovell – Member for Northern Victoria


Phone: (03) 5821 6668

Address: 222 Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Victoria, 3630

Ms Angela Tough – Labor candidate for Euroa
Ms Annabelle Cleeland – Nationals candidate for Euroa
Mr Brad Hearn – Liberal candidate for Euroa
Dr Cate Sinclair – Greens candidate for Northern Victoria

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This page was last updated on 22 November 2022.