Council response: Labor commits to Western Highway business case

Published on 11 April 2022

Melton City Council has welcomed a commitment from the Federal Labor Party to take the first step towards upgrading the Western Highway.

A week after Council launched its Fix Our Roads campaign, the Labor Party has committed, if elected, to invest $10 million in a business case to explore the road needs along the stretch of Western Highway from Melton through to Caroline Springs.

City of Melton Mayor Cr Goran Kesic:

“We are delighted with Labor’s commitment towards the Western Highway.

“The Western Highway is a critical arterial road link that functions as an important economic driver at a metropolitan, state and national level.

“A business case will provide a clear direction on how to upgrade and future-proof this highway in one of Australia’s fastest growing areas.

“The Western Highway is an aged, rural standard road that desperately needs more interchanges, overpasses and lanes.

“Now is the time to invest in the Western Highway and we hope that other major parties will also make strong commitments towards this key road. It’s an opportunity to address a critical need for tens of thousands of daily commuters, including those getting to and from work and those moving goods across the state.”

To find out more about Council’s Fix Our Roads campaign and show your support, visit

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