The Melton growth area will see a significant community infrastructure project fast-tracked as part of Planning Minister Matthew Guy's decision to bring forward the delivery of Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) projects today.
As part of a larger $7 million first tranche across Melbourne, Melton will see $1.5 million in infrastructure investment delivered from the GAIC to support strategic community infrastructure projects.
"Changes implemented by the Victorian Coalition Government last year have enabled us to fast-track investment in much needed infrastructure in the Melton growth area," Mr Guy said.
GAIC funding will support the delivery of the Ferris Road interchange and ramp signalisation project.
"This project will significantly enhance the local community and increase capacity to cater for existing and future growth area residents," Mr Guy said.
"The new intersection will also benefit users of the adjacent Tabcorp Park harness racing and entertainment facility."
The Ferris Road Interchange project will see the installation of traffic signals at the interchange intersection to better manage traffic flow, improve safety and improve increasing congestion from the development of Toolern and Melton.
$1.5 million has been allocated from the GAIC to the project.
"After decades of Labor neglect the Coalition Government is pleased to be able to fast-track infrastructure investment in our growth areas," Mr Guy said.
"Investing in infrastructure is vital to the social fabric of outer suburban communities and this project will support the Melton growth area as it continues to develop," Mr Guy said.