2018 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Published on 08 January 2018

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Planning is underway in preparation for the 65th Jayco Herald Sun Tour as the Murrindindi Shire gets ready to welcome hundreds of elite riders from around the world and many thousands of spectators to the region. Click here(PDF, 174KB) to view the announcement media release.

To ensure the safety of riders and the community, temporary changes to traffic conditions and vehicle access will be put in place on Tuesday 30 January, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February in certain parts of the Murrindindi Shire for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Murrindindi Shire Council is working with the event organisers GTR Events, VicRoads and Victoria Police to ensure the control of traffic for this event is conducted in a safe manner.

On Tuesday 30 January the inaugural women’s Herald Sun Tour event will start and finish in Healesville, but will travel through Murrindindi Shire near Toolangi at approximately 1.30pm. A rolling road closure will be implemented by Victoria Police along Myers Creek Road and Healesville-Kinglake Rd with delays of between 15-30 minutes expected.

On Saturday 3 February a rolling road closure will be implemented by Victoria Police who will stop traffic as the race passes through Highlands, Yarck, Alexandra, Eildon, Thornton, Taggerty, Buxton and up through Marysville to culminate at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Delays of between 15 to30 minutes can be expected. Lake Mountain Road from the Arnold Gap carpark to Lake Mountain Alpine Resort carpark will be closed to traffic from 2.00pm to 6.30pm. Click here(PDF, 660KB) for further details.

On Sunday 4 February the Whittlesea-Kinglake Road between Kinglake-Glenburn Road and the Roundabout at Heidelberg-Kinglake Road/Healesville-Kinglake Road will be closed to vehicles between 4.00am and 6.30pm. A rolling road closure will operate on the other sections of the course between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Access to roads on and off the course route will be for local residents and emergency vehicles only. 

Due to the road closures and event infrastructure, there will be no access for vehicles to move through the centre of Kinglake between 10.30am and 4.30pm. This means that vehicles driving along the Whittlesea-Kinglake Road toward Kinglake will not be able to travel past the Kinglake Pub and vehicles driving along the Kinglake-Glenburn Road toward Kinglake will not be able to travel on to the Kinglake-Whittlesea Road between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

These arrangements will ensure participants and event spectators will be safe during the event.

Emergency Services vehicles, including personnel in private vehicles, will be permitted access to all roads at any time in the event of an emergency. Emergency Service staff will work with Event Management throughout the event to facilitate a planned and informed response to any emergency situations that may arise.

Click here(PDF, 471KB) for further details on Stage 4 at Kinglake.

The Tour Village area in Kinglake will feature market stalls, mobile catering, entertainment and community activities. Vendor opportunities are available for businesses and community groups and we are also keen to hear from groups or individuals interested in providing entertainment or other activities. 

If you would like to get involved click here to complete an expression of interest or call (03) 5772 0333. 

If you would like to receive updates on activities and plans for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour click here to register for our eNews updates. You can also follow us on Facebook @murrindindishirecouncil

Click here(PDF, 373KB) for answers to frequently asked questions.

Click here(PDF, 763KB) for course maps.

For further information about the Jayco Herald Sun Tour go to www.heraldsuntour.com.au