People who live or work in, or travel through Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs can help shape decisions about the long awaited North East Link that will provide the missing link to the city’s freeway system.
The North East Link Authority has created an online community survey to discover why and how people travel through the area, what difficulties they face and how they try to overcome those problems.
The survey also asks people for their views on environmental issues such as landscaping, the protection of flora and fauna as well as green spaces and waterways.
North East Link Authority chief executive Duncan Elliott said the survey would directly contribute to how the wide range of options for the project were assessed.
“The community survey is an important opportunity for people to tell us how they travel around and through Melbourne’s north-east and what they value about the area,” Mr Elliott said. “I look forward to speaking with the community and stakeholders about the project in late July and August.”
Responses to the survey will be most effective if submitted by mid-June. The Authority plans to follow it up with drop-in sessions where the community will be able to discuss the project with technical specialists and provide feedback.
RACV public policy general manager Brian Negus said the completion of the North East Link had been “very strongly on the agenda for more than a decade”. It is the number one road project of the RACV’s integrated transport plan for Melbourne.
The survey is open now at northeastlink.vic.gov.au.