Fund Congestion Busting transport


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!

Adelaide's North

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. 

  • Upgrade four km of Curtis Road in Munno Parra to dual carriageway.

South East Melbourne

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. 

  • Build eight intersections on the Princes Highway between Pakenham and Beaconsfield
  • Extend Thompsons Road with a 30km high-capacity route linking employment, freight and residential areas
  • Complete the Southern Dandenong Bypass and upgrade Glasscocks Road to connect people to jobs 
  • Extend the rail network from Cranbourne to Clyde.

Melbourne's West

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.

  • Upgrade the Western Highway to an Urban Freeway Standard from Melton to Deer Park including interchanges, additional lanes and replacing direct access points and bus stops
  • Help fund the fast rail link between Sunshine and Geelong via Wyndham
  • Add capacity and four new stations on the Regional Rail Link line to Wyndham Vale and further capacity on the Werribee Line.

Melbourne's North

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.

  • Duplicate key arterial roads - Mickleham, Somerton and Sunbury Roads
  • Bring forward the delivery of the E6 Freeway connecting the Hume Freeway to the M80 Ring Road. The current timeframe of 15 to 30 years is too long to wait.
  • Fund a study into the Wollert Transport Corridor to improve public transport services for the booming population, activity and employment areas.

Perth's North

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.

  • Upgrade 2.4km of Flynn Drive to dual carriageway.

Sydney's West

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.

  • Commit to and construct the flood evacuation grade Castlereagh Connection in the corridor that was first identified in 1951
  • Plan and fund future stages of Mulgoa-Castlereagh Road across the Penrith City Centre, between Glenmore Parkway and Andrews Road
  • Deliver Stage 1 of North South Rail by 2026 and fund the entire line from Macarthur to Tallawong
  • Expand and modernise public transport in Greater Macarthur before the population reaches 150,000.