2.3 Infrastructure

The Shire has excellent access to the Melbourne and Avalon Airports. This transport network provides the Shire and its industries excellent access to both domestic and international markets .

2.3.1 Major Roads

Major roads within Colac Otway Shire include:

  • Princes Highway
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Hamilton Highway
  • Colac-Ballarat Road
  • Colac-Apollo Bay Road
  • Colac-Lavers Hill Road
  • Carlisle River Road
  • Cobden Road

Figure 5 - Map of Road Network within Colac Otway Shire (click on map to open within interactive portal)

Source: TR_ROAD Department of Environment and Primary Industries 27/6/2014

2.3.2 Rail

The VLine passenger service from Melbourne to Warrnambool runs through the shire parallel to the Princes Highway stopping in Birregurra and Colac regularly throughout each day. Regular freight services also use this line.

2.2 Topography

2.4 Industry