Mary Wooldridge MP

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North-East Link interchange for Fitzsimons Lane

Friday, September 15, 2017

I asked the Minister for Roads and Road Safety about the proposed corridors outlined by the North East Link Authority for completing the ring-road in Melbourne's north. 

There is concern among commuters about the lack of an interchange near Fitzsimons Lane. If it is not there, it will not result in much relief to this very congested road which carries substantial daily traffic loads. So I asked the minister whether consideration will be given to adding additional interchanges to the proposed corridor interchanges for the north-east link to also provide traffic relief for long-suffering Eltham commuters.

Having attended the public information night hosted by the Nillumbik Shire Council, with over 500 Eltham residents. It was very much an issue of regular concern — the placement of the interchanges, particularly for routes one and two. The interchanges would potentially be at Lower Plenty Road; Manningham Road and Banksia Street; Reynolds Road; and Ryans Road in the various options, but it is of great concern that Fitzsimons Lane is missing out. So I've asked the minister to ensure that such an exchange is included. 

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