Ocean Road roundabout plan worries cafe owner

Lavers Hill business owner Paul Yates says authorities are yet to properly consult him about a possible roundabout for the town’s intersection with the Great Ocean Road.

A Lavers Hill business owner says authorities have failed to properly consult the community over a new roundabout for the town, describing the intersection upgrade as “a done deal”.

Yatzies cafe owner Paul Yates said he approached Regional Roads Victoria last week after learning of plans for a new roundabout at the intersection of Colac-Lavers Hill Road and the Great Ocean Road.

Mr Yates said two Regional Roads Victoria workers met with him and gave him the impression “it’s going ahead, there’s no two ways about that”.

“I would have liked to have been consulted, and the rest of the community, on what the solution should be. Now they have come through to consult me after I have put my concerns up, but it is a done deal,” he said.

But Regional Roads Victoria regional director Mark Koliba said planning for the intersection would involve the Lavers Hill community in coming months.

“We are currently developing design options for the intersection, and we will be working with the local community in coming months to gain their feedback and ideas,” Mr Koliba said.

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