Western Suburbs Roads Package

Overview

The Western Suburbs Roads Package will transform Melbourne’s arterial road network to meet demand, reduce congestion and increase productivity. The PPP includes eight capital projects, rehabilitation works and a 20 year maintenance program.


Project

Western Suburbs Roads Package

Status

Request for Proposal stage (RFP)

Department or agency

VicRoads, in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) and Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).

Description

Over the last decade almost 60 per cent of population growth has occurred in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, putting pressure on the outer suburban roads.

The Western Suburbs Roads Package will transform the outer western suburban arterial road network by boosting capacity and significantly increasing road pavement conditions with a program of road and interchange upgrades. The project includes almost 30 kilometres of lane duplication and over 700 lane kilometres of road rehabilitation and maintenance over a 20 years period.

The project is being procured as an “availability payment” style PPP with the Request for Proposal is currently in the market.

The capital works package includes:   

  • Dunnings Road and Palmers Road upgrade, Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook;
  • Palmers Road upgrade, Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina
  • Derrimut Road upgrade, Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit; 
  • Leakes Road upgrade, Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina;
  • Dohertys Road upgrade, Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North;
  • Dohertys Road upgrade, Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina;
  • Princes Freeway/Forsyth Road interchange upgrade, Hoppers Crossing; and
  • Duncans Road interchange, Werribee/Werribee South.

The RFP, which represents the second stage of the procurement process, was released March 2017 and closes 3pm (AEDT) 2 August 2017.

Contact information

Email: osars@roads.vic.gov.au

Related information

Major Works Set To Transform Outer-Western Roads external site icon

Victorian Budget 2016/17

Less Congestion On The Local Roads You Use Every Day  external site icon