The State Government has made a commitment to construct the North East Link (NEL). The project will connect the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough to the Eastern Freeway at Bulleen Road and includes the widening of the Eastern Freeway between Bulleen Road and Springvale Road.
The Minister for Planning has released his report regarding the environmental effects of the project and also amended the relevant planning schemes, including the Whitehorse Planning Scheme, to allow the project to proceed. A copy of the Minister’s assessment and other documents about the assessment process can be found at:
Council has advocated for the interests of the Whitehorse community since the project’s inception. We have recently participated in lengthy discussions with the Victorian Government regarding community concerns.
As a result of our strong advocacy, Council has secured additional opportunities to be at the table with the State to ensure the concerns of our community will be heard in relation to the design of the North East Link.
The community will also have the opportunity to comment on the final design through a formal consultation process arranged by the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Government has committed to support a number of important community projects that will enhance and protect open spaces and community amenity in Whitehorse. Further details are provided in the media release.