Generational infrastructure projects are reshaping the landscape of the Inner West, with a focus on improving connectivity and bolstering economic growth.
Detailed planning, technical investigations and costings are underway on Stage 1 of the $2 billion Geelong Fast Rail, including a new dedicated track between Werribee and Laverton. For locals, this will mean faster trips once operational.
Tunnel boring is now complete on twin tunnels that will create a much-needed alternative to the congested West Gate Bridge. The work will widen the West Gate Freeway from eight to twelve lanes, easing congestion for the 200,000 daily vehicles and removing more than 9000 trucks from residential streets. When the project is completed in 2025, it will feature over 14km of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths and almost nine hectares of parkland and wetlands.
Work is progressing on the $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop, linking the Werribee and Frankston lines via Melbourne Airport and delivering better access to tertiary education, employment and business opportunities by 2053.