With the Federal Infrastructure Review being handed down last week, a local MP has reaffirmed his push for a long-awaited local freeway upgrade.
While the ‘Western Freeway upgrade – M80 Ring Road to Ferris Road’ was listed as one of 12 projects announced as being cut in Victoria, Federal MP for Hawke Sam Rae said the State and Federal Governments remain committed to getting a long-awaited upgrade to the Western Freeway between Melton and Caroline Springs organised.
In a statement, Mr Rae said the project cut in the Federal Infrastructure Review was “an entirely different project” from the upgrade which was kickstarted with $10 million for a business case in the October 2022 Federal Budget.
Mr Rae is calling on the community to have their say on the upgrade, before a survey on the works closes on Sunday 3 December.
“Our community’s priority is the $20 million business case investment to kickstart the Western Freeway Upgrade between Melton and Caroline Springs being delivered in partnership by the Albanese and Allan Labor Governments,” Mr Rae said.
“Consultation is open for the community to have their say. This project will deliver a quicker and safer commute for tens of thousands of locals.”
To provide your feedback before the survey closes, visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/wfu.