Eastern section of East West Link given planning approval

Propetry Observer: Eastern section of East West Link given planning approval. 1 July 2014

The eastern section of the East West Link has been given approval, as well as a full report of the East West Link Project Assessment Committee.

The 18-kilometre multi-billion dollar road connection looks to help with those looking to commute from the east to the west, and not into the CBD.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy called it a “critical transport connection for Victoria” that looks to improve traffic flows in the inner-north.

“The East West Link will improve transport throughout Victoria – this vital piece of infrastructure is the missing link in our road transport network,” said Guy.

The approval is subject to the Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA) progressing design refinements to the eastern flyover, the connection from CityLink at Parkville and the Port of Melbourne.

“I have also determined that the Elliott Avenue interchange as proposed will not proceed and instead will be replaced by access to Flemington Road, subject to further detailed design work,” Guy said.

Additional plans for aspects of the project and a process for providing information to owners and occupiers of land where design refinement is occurring are being established.

“The purpose of this process is to balance project benefits with community impacts, and to work out how to minimise the impacts on the community. LMA will be required to prepare a Property Impact Report to ensure ongoing management of the project’s impact,” he said.

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