Changing Traffic Movement Through Melbourne's Growing Inner West

29 May 2018

Community members will get a say in the way vehicles move around Melbourne’s inner west as the area continues to change and grow.

The Victorian Government is announcing the establishment of a Corridor Study Group to discuss how we move people and freight through the area now and beyond the West Gate Tunnel Project’s completion in a way that balances community and business needs.

One of the first priorities of the group will be to discuss the north-south movement corridor of Millers Road and access and safety for residents, as well as balancing the expected increase in freight movement after future transport projects in the area are completed.

The group will also investigate measures for the optimal use of the Williamstown Road corridor, Grieve Parade and Kororoit Creek Road and current truck bans.

Where appropriate the group will make recommendations to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan.

The steering group will be made up of members of VicRoads, Transport for Victoria, Western Distributor Authority, EPA and the four local councils.

Members of local community representing the interests of communities near Williamstown Road and Millers Road will be a part of the working group, along with members from the four local councils, VicRoads, EPA, RACV and VTA.

The Corridor Study Group will operate from mid-2018 for a minimum of 12 months.

Quotes attributable to Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads and Road Safety:

“As major road projects are rolled out across our west, traffic movement is going to change in this area and it’s crucial that we balance the needs of our local communities with the movement of freight.”

“The inner west community deserves to have a say in what goes on in their neighbourhoods – they know these roads and we’re looking forward to hearing their ideas on how we can improve the movement of people and freight through this area.”

Quotes attributable to David Teague, VicRoads Director Transport and Planning:

“As our road network changes to accommodate our fast-growing population, we want to make sure that we’re getting the best result possible for our local communities.”

“This Corridor Study Group will ensure that community concerns can be heard and needs can be met as we work collaboratively to find and deliver the best outcomes for everyone.” 

Corridor Study Group - Terms of Reference [PDF 442 Kb]*

(*) These Terms of Reference are subject to confirmation at the first meeting of the Steering Group. 

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