Department of State GrowthTransport

Highland Lakes Road โ€“ Liawenee to Haulage Hill

The State Government has allocated funds under the Roads for our Future program to continue road sealing work along Highland Lakes Road (Lake Secondary Road).


These works are located on the Highland Lakes Road and include a 9.62 km section from Liawenee to Brandum Bay, and a 1.28 km section north of Warner Road to the Great Lakes Lookout.

Features and Safety Benefits of the Project

This work involves sealing the two remaining unsealed sections of the Highland Lakes Road and include drainage improvement, road strengthening and sealing the road to provide two 3.0 metre wide lanes.  Sections of the upgraded road will remain at 80km/hr due to the winding nature of the road in these sections.

Why is the Department of State Growth doing work on this road

The project will make travel safer, providing a consistent, all-weather road environment. Road maintenance costs will be reduced due to replacing a gravel road with a sealed road. A section of the upgraded highway will remain at 80km/hr due to the winding nature of the road in these sections.


The project is currently out to tender.  Construction is programmed to commence this summer construction season 2017/18 and following a winter recess will resume in summer 2018/19.  The road works will be undertaken over two summers due to the short construction season and changeable weather conditions in the Central Highlands.

In addition to this new work starting, road sealing will be recommencing on the section of road from Miena to Liawenee in October 2017.  Work on this site commenced in September 2016 and continued until May 2017, with a break over the winter period.  These sealing works are expected to be completed by March 2018.

All road works will be performed under an approved Traffic Management Plan by the contractor to ensure the least possible disruption to road users.  Reduced speed limits at the work site are necessary for the safety of workers and the travelling public, so please slow down, approach the works site with caution and follow all traffic control instructions.

Completed Works

These works are a continuation of the road sealing which has previously been undertaken on these sections of the Highland Lakes Road:

  • Miena to Liawenee - Stage 1 of sealing works completed from September 2016 to May 2017. Works to re- commence in October 2017.
  • Breona - sealing works completed in 2012 to 2013.
  • Poatina Road junction to Shannon Lagoon  - sealing works completed in 2003 to 2005.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Allan Lee, on 6166 3419 or by email at:

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Updated Monday, 11 September 2017