The City of Whittlesea has congratulated the Andrews Labor Government after attaining some fantastic wins for the City in yesterday’s State Budget.
Mayor Kris Pavlidis declared it a road party for the growing municipality after the announcement of a $2.2 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade package.
“Congestion is the number one issues facing our community so it is very pleasing the State Government has committed to easing congestion for residents.
“Council and our residents have been working hard to lobby for better roads and we are delighted that the State Government has committed to deliver more of our road priorities.
“The duplications of major roads mean our residents can spend less time in traffic and more time with their families,” Cr Pavlidis said.
Some of Council’s major road priorities included in the package are:
- Bridge Inn Road: widened from two lanes to four between plenty Road and Yan Yean Road
- Childs Road: duplicated between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue
- Epping Road: duplicated between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue – including traffic lights at intersections including Craigieburn Road East and Harvest Home Road
- The Suburban Roads Upgrade also includes new shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians.
“There are a number of other budget wins including a land acquisition program for future schools and increasing the Growing Suburbs Fund to $50 million to fund community infrastructure in Melbourne’s fast outer growing suburbs,” Cr Pavlidis said.
“We thank the State Government and our local members of parliament for listening and investing in the City of Whittlesea and we look forward to helping to deliver these projects in a timely manner.”
More to come.