Bicycle Network: Directory
Warrnambool City Council
Located on the shores of Lady Bay, Warrnambool is 230km West of Melbourne and is the largest city on the Great Ocean Road
Warrnambool riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The City of Warrnambool’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $4.99. This is below the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $170,500 and population of 34,193.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• On-road bike lanes Koroit St Henna to Fairy
• Contribution to Vic Roads Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities program
• Road safety strategy implementation (Apportionment to bikes)
• New bike trails
• Healthy Moves program (Apportionment to bikes)
• Concrete footpath replacements (Apportionment to bike paths)
• Line marking maintenance (Apportionment to bike paths)
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The City of Warrnambool achieved a five-year BiXE average of $9.38. This is above the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
See full BiXE report available here.
See media here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Warrnambool and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
Bicycle Network has identified the following key projects for the City of Warrnambool that need the support of local councilors:
- Warrnambool to Deakin Uni - Support an off-road, shared bike path from the CBD to the Deakin University campus along the railway alignment.
- Warrnambool College to beach (Hickford Pde) - Create a safe cycling route for Warrnambool College students to ride to the beach.
- Ride2School - Continue to provide safe routes to schools foster healthy transport options for kids and reduce peak morning traffic congestion by up to 20%.
To view candidate statements for Warrnambool go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Warrnambool.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
Election opportunity for candidates to show support
15 August 2012 Bicycle Network has identified this project as a local council priority for the 2012 Local Government election. Candidates should be ready to support the development and full or partial funding of this project in conjunction with State Government and can tell riders in their Council area their position by posting their candidates' statement at VoteBike.
Bike path to uni campus mooted [updated]
29 May 2009. Warrnambool City Council is interested in pursuing the idea of an off-road, shared bike path from the CBD to the Deakin University campus along the railway alignment.
Deakin is about 5.5 km east of the City Centre, but has to little off-road transport options for bike riders.
The proposed route may be built within the railway line from Warrnambool Station to the University.
The University has expressed early interest in the idea, which surely would make the institution more popular with students.
As the proposed route runs within VicTrack land along side the train tracks, they hold the key to unlocking the potential of this possible new path. That will be the next converstation on this front. There is ample room within much of the railway route to build a shared path of appropriate length.
Detailed alignments of the path haven't yet been investigated fully, or agreed upon. But there is great potential for a solution.
Possible options for a path
View Warrnambool CBD to Deakin Uni Path in a larger map
Bike Lanes Extended on Hopkins Hwy
Jul 07 The bike lanes on the Hopkins Hwy have been extended by 750 metres from 100 metres south of Balmoral Rd and now connect with Wangoom Rd. These new lanes will help training riders get to the popular Wangoom Rd.
To address concerns about the current surface the lanes will be resheeted by the end of August.
Please send a thank you to the VicRoads CEO.
Port Fairy-Warrnambool Rail Trail
Jul 05 Bicycle Network will meet with Warrnambool City Council on 1 August 2005 to brief the councillors on the Warrnambool-Port Fairy Rail Trail. For more see the Warrnambool-Port Fairy Rail Trail webpage.