Brimbank,
26
August
2015
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13:00
Australia/Melbourne

North-South Road to link Melbourne’s West

Summary

The proposed Palmers Road Corridor Project would provide a link between the Western Freeway, Western Highway, Melton Highway and Calder Freeway.

Brimbank City Council is supporting a VicRoads’ proposal to enable the reservation of land for the Palmers Road corridor from the Western Freeway to the Calder Freeway. The project will provide an important north-south connection, improving access and movement to both the Cities of Brimbank and Melton.

The proposed Palmers Road Corridor Project would provide a link between the Western Freeway, Western Highway, Melton Highway and Calder Freeway. The project aims to connect Robinsons Road in the south-west of the municipality to a reformed Calder Park interchange at the Calder Highway.

Brimbank City Council Chair of Administrators John Watson said the proposed Palmers Road Corridor Project will provide a much needed north-south transport link in Melbourne’s West.

“The significant growth in residential development and employment that is taking place in the Melbourne’s West is placing pressure on existing road networks. There is a need for suitable transport infrastructure to support this growth.


Council Supporting VicRoads
“Council is pleased to support this VicRoads’ project as it is expected to provide a high level of accessibility in these areas, and will assist in the reduction of traffic through local streets and residential areas,” Mr Watson said.

VicRoads has prepared a Planning Scheme Amendment to the Brimbank Planning Scheme (Amendment C157) and an Environmental Effects Statement (EES), regarding the proposed Palmers Road Corridor.

Brimbank City Council does not have any statutory function in the assessment, approval or enforcement of the EES.

The PSA and EES are on public exhibition from 30 July to 31 August 2015. Copies can be inspected at various sites including the Council Customer Service Centres in Sunshine, Keilor and Watergardens. The Planning Scheme Amendment documents can also be accessed by visiting www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/publicinspection

All public inquiries should be directed to VicRoads on palmerscorridor@roads.vic.gov.au or by phone on (03) 8391 7126.