23 June 2016
Please quote RACV General Manager Public Policy, Brian Negus
Victoria’s leading transport advocate RACV supports the studies announced into the alternative routes for the North East Link - the vital “missing link” in Melbourne’s Ring Road.
Both the Federal Coalition and Federal Labor have today announced they will commit $5 million towards a preliminary study to kick start the necessary planning for this project of national significance, if they win the forthcoming federal election.
RACV stresses the importance of ensuring that the subsequent planning investigations clearly define the route for the North East Link.
The completion of the Metropolitan Ring Road from Greensborough to Ringwood connecting with the Eastern Freeway and Eastlink, is one of RACV’s priority projects to reduce congestion across Melbourne.
The North East Link will greatly reduce traffic gridlock in the north-east and directly connect where people live and work in the south-east of Melbourne and south-eastern Victoria, with the Hume Freeway and other interstate corridors.
This Link will also complete a key freight corridor from the south-east to the north and west.
RACV looks forward to the State Government at least matching the promise of both major party’s to enable work to begin on a preliminary study for the North East Link later this year.