Workman operating a concrete cutter on road

What will the money be used for?

This investment includes:

Western Distributor

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.

Road upgrades

$437 million to meet our election commitments to upgrade Thompsons Road, Yan Yean Road, O’Herns Road, Hoddle Street, and Bolton Street in Eltham. 

Road duplication 

$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.

Media releases

Delivering The Second River Crossing

Getting It Done: Major Monash Freeway Upgrade

Less Congestion On The Local Roads You Use Every Day

Getting It Done: More Services For The Outer Suburbs


  • 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

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