State Government Announces $1.8 Billion to Improve Western Roads
The Harpley community and greater Wyndham will be the major beneficiaries of a pledge made by the Andrews State Government in November 2016 to invest in the road infrastructure in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
This will include 8 road upgrades and see maintenance on over 700 kilometres of road from Footscray right through to Werribee. The maintenance aspect of the project is envisaged to be a long term investment – the road network will be upgraded and maintained in a public-private partnership over 20 years to ensure longevity in Melbourne’s major growth corridors. According to the Herald Sun, this is an Australian first for a suburban road network.
On the Get Wyndham Moving website, Wyndham City CEO Kelly Grigsby, says the money will be used to duplicate and widen major congestion points around Wyndham including: “Dunnings and Palmers Roads in Point Cook, Derrimut Road in Tarneit, Leakes Road in Truganina, Dohertys Road in Laverton North, the Princes Freeway and Forsyth Road interchange in Hoppers Crossing and the Duncans Road interchange in Werribee South”.
This means better access around Harpley as well as from Harpley to other areas as traffic is lessened, travel times are shortened, roads are safer and commuting is made easier.
Better still, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has pledged in the Herald Sun that none of these upgrades will be tolled. Instead, Melburians will benefit from a $4.40 return on every dollar invested in the project.
Roads Minister Luke Donnellan was quoted in the Herald Sun saying that construction is expected to begin in 2018 with the 8 upgrades targeted for completion by 2022.
For more information visit www.getwyndhammoving.com.au