Infrastructure funding unlocked in Eltham

The Morrison Government has unlocked $5 million for congestion-busting upgrades to the Fitzsimons Lane and Main Road corridor in Eltham.

The funding boost will allow Nillumbik Shire Council to plan and deliver a variety of traffic and pedestrian upgrades to the corridor, Eltham Town Centre and the surrounding area.

The works will support the local economy and local jobs.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said infrastructure investment will provide an economic life raft out of the COVID pandemic for local communities everywhere.

“We are investing in infrastructure right across the country to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of COVID-19,” Mr Tudge said.

“These upgrades will bust congestion through improved traffic signal synchronisation and better protect pedestrians through flashing warning lights at crossings.”

Federal Member for Menzies Kevin Andrews said residents should expect to fewer commuters clogging local backroads to avoid long delays on the arterial road network.

“This investment is an example of the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring local residents will get home sooner and safer on Melbourne’s road network,” Mr Andrews said.

“This important road corridor, shared between Nillumbik Shire and Manningham City Council, will significantly benefit from these upgrades, improving traffic flow and reducing serious injury crashes.”

The Australian Government is fully funding this important project from the Urban Congestion Fund.

More information on the fund is available at https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/key_projects/initiatives/urban_congestion_fund.aspx.

Media Contact:

Minister Tudge – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923

Mr Andrews – Electorate Office (03) 9848 9900