What will the money be used for?
This investment includes:
This includes a Government contribution of $1.46 billion over 4 years towards fully funding the Western Distributor, the much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge. The project will create 5,600 jobs during construction and cut travel times from Geelong by 20 minutes.
The project will also add an extra lane to the Monash Freeway between Eastlink and Clyde Road, and provide better access to the West Gate Freeway and Bolte Bridge from Webb Dock, reducing congestion along the M1 corridor.
$437 million to meet our election commitments to upgrade Thompsons Road, Yan Yean Road, O’Herns Road, Hoddle Street, and Bolton Street in Eltham.
$228 million to duplicate sections of Dohertys Road and Hallam Road, and widen Plenty Road, reducing travel times for residents and businesses on these key arterial roads in the outer suburbs.
Expanding our outer suburban arterial road network
$10 million to plan the next stage of expanding our outer suburban arterial road network, meeting growing demand and reducing congestion in growth areas across Melbourne.
- We're investing $9.3 million to support cycling as a legitimate transport option, including $4.9 million to continue the Melbourne Bike Share initiative
- $1 million for the Westgate Punt