Generational infrastructure projects are reshaping the landscape in Whitehorse, with a focus on improving connectivity and bolstering economic growth.
The North East Link tunnels are expected to be open in 2028, diverting 15,000 trucks from local roads and slashing travel times by up to 35 minutes. The project includes a comprehensive modernisation of the Eastern Freeway and a busway boasting one-minute peak services.
Construction has begun on the ambitious, $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop. This transformative train network will play a pivotal role in connecting communities, fostering economic growth and significantly improving accessibility within the region. The first section, connecting Cheltenham to Box Hill, will be operational by 2035. Suburban Rail Loop North, which will link Box Hill to Melbourne Airport, will include underground stations at Burwood and Box Hill, easing traffic congestion and delivering better access to tertiary education, employment and business opportunities by 2053.
An outdoor dining precinct and four-storey co-working facility have opened at Box Hill Central. The work is part of a $2 billion plan to transform the busy centre into a world-class destination with a town square, amphitheatre and 1900 apartments by 2030.
Whitehorse’s multi-million-dollar cultural precinct on Whitehorse Road in Nunawading has been named The Round. Work has been progressing at pace on the arts hub, which is anticipated to open at the end of the year, featuring a 600-seat auditorium, 200-seat studio theatre, outdoor sound shell and rehearsal spaces.