Labor proposes $50 million for Calder Freeway

If elected, the Labor Party will invest $50 million for upgrade works on Victoria‘s Calder Freeway between Gap Road and the M80, according to Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese.

“We need real change because more of the same isn’t good enough,” Mr. Albanese said.

“The proposed upgrade will deliver enormous benefits to the outer suburbs of Melbourne’s west and north west, as far as Bendigo, by reducing congestion, improving travel times and increasing safety.”

Mr. Albanese said a Labor Government would prioritise investment in road infrastructure to keep pace with population growth.

“Labor recognises that the outer suburbs of Melbourne’s west and north west are experiencing significant population and employment growth through the emergence of new suburbs, and are in desperate need of improved roads to meet the growing demand,” Mr. Albanese said.

“A Shorten Labor Government will work closely with the Andrews Labor Government to deliver a plan for the Calder Freeway.”

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