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$3 billion to build better roads and create local jobs

17 December, 2020


Major congestion-busting upgrades to four of Melbourne’s busiest suburban thoroughfares will be kick-started early in the new year as part of a new approach to delivering vital road projects.

Early works will begin from January with local contractors delivering the projects at:

  • Childs Road, Mill Park. Contractor - Ace Infrastructure.
  • Fitzsimons Lane, Eltham and Templestowe. Contractor - BMD Constructions.
  • Hallam North Road and Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills. Contractor - Symal Infrastructure.
  • Lathams Road, Seaford and Carrum Downs. Contractor - Winslow Infrastructure.

As part of a new partnership approach to road building contracts, a 20-strong panel of prequalified contractors has been established to deliver these first projects as well as a $3 billion pipeline of future vital road upgrades.

This will see these major upgrades move from paper to pavement sooner and easier - creating more jobs now and delivering the industry greater certainty into the future.

More projects will go into construction next year, with detailed planning currently underway for upgrades to:

  • Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn
  • Pound Road West and Frankston-Dandenong Road Bridge, Dandenong South
  • Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South.

Upgrades to follow, as well as a series of other bridge rehabilitation projects are:

  • Sunbury Road, Sunbury
  • Bridge Inn Road, Doreen
  • Healesville-Koo Wee Rup, Pakenham
  • Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne
  • Epping Road, Epping.

This new partnership approach will also be used to fast-track other vital projects, including:

  • Narre Warren North Road, Narre Warren North
  • South Road, Bentleigh
  • Barwon Heads Road, Geelong
  • Princes Highway East, Flynn and Kilmany.

These projects will mean more than 4,500 direct Victorian jobs and will support a further 11,000 jobs within the Victorian economy in industries such as manufacturing, freight and tourism.

Future road upgrades will be progressively awarded to pre-qualified contractors using the new model, with projects awarded based on the contractor’s capability, capacity, past performance and ability to deliver value-for-money solutions.

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