The Victorian Government is getting on with the big road projects Victorians need.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 continues our record investment in our freeways.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investments for:
North East Link
This includes $110 million to fast track the completion of detailed design and planning for the North East Link – the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network – which will be the biggest transport project in Victoria’s history.
It will create 10,000 jobs and return local roads to local residents, taking 15,000 trucks and 9,000 cars off busy local roads each day. This year’s investment will go towards fast-tracking the completion of design and procurement work so the Government can ask for expressions of interest to build the project in 2018/19.
The Government is also investing a further $75 million in the Mordialloc Bypass to build a four-lane freeway connection between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road and the Dingley Bypass, bringing the total investment to $375 million. For local drivers, it will mean they can get from Frankston to Clayton without having to stop at a single traffic light.
The Budget also invests $712 million in the second stage of the Victorian Government’s upgrade to the Monash Freeway – widening and upgrading the Monash all the way from Chadstone to Pakenham.