A Liberal Nationals Government will build an East West Link and a North East Link to create Australia’s biggest ‘Super Highway’ for Australia’s fastest growing city. Both these projects will be developed in tandem with both expected to be completed in 2026 and 2027 respectively. In a first term Liberal Nationals Government, at least $2 billion will be allocated to these projects from the state government with almost $5 billion expected from the federal government.
In our first 100 days of government the North East Link Authority will be re-tasked to manage and deliver both an East West Link and a North East Link super-project. Construction on an East West Link will commence in 2020-21 following final determination of the route in consultation with the Office of Projects Victoria. Construction on the first stages of a North East Link will commence by the end of 2020. In tandem with the construction of an East West Link, a Liberal Nationals Government will continue with the development of a North East Link consistent with the current timeline but including an immediate review to change elements of the design, including tunnel portal location and property acquisitions.
Melburnians have never before felt under so much pressure. We are spending more time at work, more time stuck in traffic and less time with family and friends. Melbourne needs an East West Link and a North East Link – and both will be delivered by a Liberal Nationals Government.