Saturday, December 6, 2008

North-south road tunnel next on employers' list - TheAge

VECCI release their wish list.

A POWERFUL employers' group has announced its wish list of transport projects for Melbourne, including a road tunnel from Hoddle Street in Collingwood to CityLink in South Yarra.

The Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry was instrumental in putting the plan for a $9 billion east-west road tunnel from Footscray to Clifton Hill on the State Government's agenda.

The first stage of that project is expected to be among the promises in the Government's transport plan expected to be released on Monday.

The chamber believes the Government must begin planning the next wave of transport projects. Key among them is a north-south road tunnel, beginning at the end of the Eastern Freeway in Collingwood and emerging at CityLink in South Yarra.

Other projects it said should be built over the next two decades included a rail line to Melbourne Airport and a rail link to Avalon Airport.

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