Lendlease welcomes Federal Government funding
Lendlease welcomes Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of an agreement with the Victorian Government to fund a $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package that will unlock critical funding for more than 40 key road and rail projects across the state. This includes the O’Herns Road Interchange project as part of their commitment to invest in an Urban Congestion package.
O’Herns Road forms part of Lendlease’s Aurora project in Epping and the project will involve constructing access ramps on the Hume Freeway at O'Herns Road, allowing residents easier access to the Hume Freeway.
Aurora residents took to social media to express their delight at the news as the project will relieve the congested Hume Freeway/Cooper Street interchange and accommodate the imminent traffic growth once the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable and Flower Market opens. It will allow private commuter traffic to use the O'Herns Road interchange, delivering efficiency and safety to the entire Epping Road network.
Managing Director of Lendlease’s Communities business, Matthew Wallace, said that a joint advocacy campaign between Whittlesea Council and the community in the lead up to the 2014 State Government has been integral in ensuring this major infrastructure project for Melbourne’s north.
“We applaud the work done by the Aurora Community Association, as well as the City of Whittlesea and other community members. This major project will provide improved access for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, offering a more direct route from Epping and surrounding areas to the Hume Freeway,” said Matthew.
On completion, Aurora will be home to over 25,500 residents upon completion and will also feature three government primary schools (Harvest Home Primary School opens Term 1, 2017), a government secondary school and two Community Activity Centres (including kindergarten and maternal child health services).