Proposed changes to transport corridor released


Brumby Government releases proposed changes to seven sections of a transport corridor

The Brumby Government has released its proposed changes to seven sections of a transport corridor in Melbourne.

The alternative alignment options for the proposed Outer Metropolitan Ring and E6 transport corridor follow an extensive community consultation process.

Minister for Roads and Ports Tim Pallas says the Government is now looking for feedback from the community on the alternative alignments for the long-term project, which is not expected to get underway before 2020.

"The proposed 100 kilometre Outer Metropolitan Ring and E6 transport corridor will link Melbourne’s west and north, creating road and transport connections through Werribee, Melton, Tullamarine, Craigieburn/Mickleham and Epping/Thomastown," Pallas says.

The project is part of the Government’s $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan, and Pallas says the seven proposed changes will reduce the impact of the corridor project on the environment and communities.

Under the Government’s plan, up to 30 fewer homes will need to be acquired.

The changes to the project include areas such as Wollert/Woodstock, Epping, West of Weribee and Mount Cottrell.

Other changes include Rockbank, Plumpton and Mickleham.

"It is important to recognise that the Government is still to finalise the preferred option for the Outer Metropolitan Ring and E6 corridor. Work on this project is not expected to get underway before 2020, but we need to reserve land now to ensure it’s there to build for the future," Pallas says.

Those seeking more information on the proposed changes can access maps here or here

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