Fixing these congestion pressure points will transform the outer suburbs and help get 5 million outer suburbs residents to work, school and home on time. Let's Catch Up with the outer suburbs!
Freight and passenger vehicles face a daily traffic battle in Adelaide's north as they travel between key industrial and employment hubs on a single carriageway arterial road.
More than 60% of residents travel outside South East Melbourne to get to work. Congested, unsuitable roads and no access to trains restricts job growth in Officer South and Pakenham West. Congestion hampers economic development in the Casey Cardinia region and keeps people in their cars for up to two hours a day.
Key road and rail projects are vital to link residential and employment growth areas, including a fast rail link between Sunshine and Geelong, a region that is home to more than 500,000 people.
The Western Highway is a critical arterial road link and an important economic driver at national, state and metropolitan levels. By 2021 another 6 new estates will be built adjacent to the Highway with 55,100 new dwellings and an estimated population of 153,400.
Melbourne's northern metropolitan boundaries are expanding faster than transport infrastructure can cope.Dedicated urban congestion funding is needed for road upgrades and transport corridors. Jobs and activity centres underway will not deliver the desired outcomes if residents can't access them.
The 800 hectare Neerabup Industrial Area will create thousands oflocal jobs in the City of Wanneroo. It is acessed via the single carriageway of Flynn Drive, a critical connector to Northlink WA, Mitchell Freeway and the future intermodal terminal at Bullsbrook.
More investment will maximise outcomes from future population growth in Western Sydney and the investment in the Western Sydney Airport and surrounding aerotropolis. This includes catering for more North South and East West movement - not all journeys are into the Sydney CBD.