Metro Melbourne Inner
Melbourne is consistently named one of the world's most liveable cities.
With the population of inner metro Melbourne expected to grow from 435,000 to 900,000 by 2050, maintaining Melbourne's liveability requires meeting a growing demand for transport.
Investments in this region are focused on increasing rail and tram capacity travelling to and from the city, making it safer and easier to walk and cycle within the city and moving trucks and cars that need to bypass the city away from the Hoddle Grid.
On this page:
- West Gate Tunnel Project
- North East Link Project
- South Road Upgrade
- St Kilda Pier
- St Kilda Road bike lanes
- Local Alphington Link
- Melbourne Airport Rail Link
- Metro Tunnel Project
- Caulfield to Rowville Light Rail Link
West Gate Tunnel Project
The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge.
It will provide a much needed second river crossing, remove 9000 trucks off local streets, deliver over 14kms of new and upgrade walking and cycling paths and create nearly
nine hectares of new parks and wetlands.
North East Link Project
North East Link will fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network, connecting the M80 with an upgraded Eastern Freeway.
It will slash travel times by up to 30 minutes for 100,000 vehicles a day, linking key growth areas in the north and south-east.
South Road Upgrade
The $30 million road upgrade will deliver faster travel times, reduce queues at red lights and make it easier to get to and from the new Mordialloc Freeway.
The project will include an additional right turn lane for drivers turning from South Road onto the Nepean Highway city-bound, an upgraded East Boundary Road intersection, and new traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing at the Bignell Road intersection.
St Kilda Pier
The Victorian Government is investing $50.3 million to rebuild the iconic St Kilda Pier.
The new design will build a curved pier with a penguin viewing area, tiered seating providing access to the water, new toilets, and sheltered areas. The design will also provide a better protected swimming area and protect the St Kilda penguin colony.
St Kilda Road bike lanes
The $27 million project will deliver new cycle lanes along St Kilda Road that physically separate drivers and cyclists.
The new lanes will be a combination of bike lanes that run along the kerb with a physical barrier separating cyclists from both parked cars and the road, and a central safety zone that provides a separated lane for cyclists in the middle of the road while the outer lanes are reserved for vehicles.
Local Alphington Link
The proposed Alphington Link will provide the local community more direct and safer access to the Darebin Creek Trail. The completion of this section of trail provides continued access to over 600km of off-road trails connecting the Main Yarra Trail, the Anniversary Trail, Capital City Trail, Koonung Trail, Gardiners Creek Trail, Merri Creek Trail, Plenty River Trail and the Diamond Creek Trail.
Melbourne Airport Rail Link
be integrated with Metro Tunnel through the upgraded Sunshine Station interchange. The full business case for the project will be completed in 2019/20 with construction set to begin by the end of 2022.
Metro Tunnel Project
The $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project is delivering 9km twin rail tunnels and five new underground stations to free up space in the city loop so more trains can run
to and from the suburbs.
The Metro Tunnel will increase capacity of the train network so that more than half a million additional passengers per week can use the train during peak periods.
Caulfield to Rowville Light Rail Link
Planning and design work is well underway for a light rail link in Melbourne’s south-east.
Stage one would join Caulfield Station to Monash University’s Clayton campus, via Chadstone shopping centre, then to Rowville via Waverley Park.
The route aligns with an employment hub that houses the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Medical Centre and the future Victorian Heart Hospital.