Western Distributor Tunnel
A Second River Crossing
The Andrews Labor Government’s 2016/17 Victorian Budget will provide the full funding required to build the Western Distributor Project – a second river crossing that will slash travel time from Geelong by 20 minutes.
Although it is unheard of for the Commonwealth Government not to invest in a project of such national significance, the Labor Government is providing certainty to the community by allocating the $1.46 billion required over the forward estimates to get it done.
The Labor Government will continue its attempts to convince the Turnbull Government that a second river crossing and the significant travel time savings from Geelong warrant Commonwealth investment, however the Government will get it done with or without them.
The Government and Transurban have today also signed an agreement on processes for the tender, planning and engagement stages and announced the establishment of the Western Distributor Authority to get this project done.