Grant applications are now open

Inner west community groups could receive up to $100,000 through the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund – Grants program.

M80 interchange ramps re-opened

Work crews have now completed a major part of our summer works program on the West Gate Freeway between the M80 interchange and Grieve Parade.

Work starts to extend Federation Trail over Williamstown Road

Work will start this year on the missing link in the Federation Trail, as West Gate Tunnel Project crews start construction to extend the trail and build a new dedicated cyclist and pedestrian crossing over Williamstown Road.

West Gate Tunnel Project seeking community members

Are you passionate about seeing positive outcomes in your local community? The West Gate Tunnel Project is seeking community representatives in the west to join the project’s already established Community Liaison Groups.

West Gate Freeway summer works update

We've reached midway point of our intensive program of summer construction works to upgrade and rebuild a number of important ramps as part of widening the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 through lanes.

Transporting construction materials to our worksites

To build a project of this size, large pieces of concrete that will form the new bridges, elevated roads and noise walls, need to be trucked from Benalla in north east Victoria to our construction sites in the inner west.

Coronavirus road to recovery – latest restrictions in Victoria

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. Workers on all of Victoria’s Big Build sites are required to wear face coverings unless they meet any of the criteria for exception – such as a medical condition or for Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.

Major Spring construction works wrap up

Our spring construction campaign has made the most of the quieter roads to complete a huge amount of major construction, including switching traffic onto brand new pavement along the West Gate Freeway and widening works around the Millers Road interchange.

New Pedestrian Bridges Taking Shape

Local communities across the West Gate Freeway are one step closer to new connections for pedestrians and cyclists with the installation of two brand new pedestrian overpasses.

Big steps made this winter on the West Gate Tunnel Project

Crews have been working around the clock on the West Gate Tunnel Project building new connections to and from the west via Footscray Road, CityLink and Dynon Road, and continuing works to widen the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 through lanes.

Slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our priority as we continue to deliver Victoria’s Big Build, emphasising physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.

Upcoming freeway and ramp closures

Our summer works program has now come to an end and the next phase of major works are ready to kick-off on West Gate Freeway.

3 Major Freeway Ramps Reopen

West Gate Freeway ramps have now reopened after being closed for four weeks for essential construction works.

Summer works update

Crews have been busy working around the clock as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project’s summer construction works as we widen the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 lanes.

Construction ramps up this summer

Over summer, major projects are taking advantage of the quieter roads to transform major roads, making it easier and safer to move around the west.

2019 in review

With the year coming to an end, what better time to recap and reflect on the significant progress we’ve made on the Project in 2019.

Victoria’s big build to ramp up over summer months

Construction will intensify over the summer months on the West Gate Tunnel, Metro Tunnel, level crossing removals, the Western Road Upgrade, accessible tram stops and other transport projects.

Massive shed done – Tunnelling next

A massive shed that will be at the heart of activity for the West Gate Tunnel is complete, as the project gets ready for tunnelling to start soon.

Take a virtual drive through the West Gate Tunnel

The West Gate Tunnel Info Centre, to be opened to the public soon, will give people a hands-on experience of the new roads and bike paths and public open space being built as part of the project.

First Monash Upgrade done, speed back to 100

Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are getting faster, safer and more journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeway, with work now complete on the Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1.

Works ramp up on the West Gate Freeway

Drivers getting off the West Gate Freeway at Williamstown Road will use a new off-ramp from today as work powers ahead on the Victorian Government’s congestion busting West Gate Tunnel.

Tunnel boring machines on the way to build tunnel

The biggest tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in the southern hemisphere are on their way to Melbourne, with an order now placed for the two massive machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel.

Maribyrnong River investigations

Investigation works on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray will start this week to further inform the design of the West Gate Tunnel Project.

New road to success for students in the west

Students in Melbourne’s west will be given the chance to break into the construction industry with scholarships funded through the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Public hearings underway on EES

Public hearings on the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Environment Effects Statement (EES) commenced on Monday 14 August 2017 and will continue for approximately five weeks.

Have your say on the West Gate Tunnel

An Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the West Gate Tunnel Project has been released today, giving residents throughout the west  a chance to have their say.

Better and safer cycling paths for Melbourne’s west

The West Gate Tunnel Project will make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to get around Melbourne, with over 14km of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths, including a new 2.5km veloway above Footscray Road.

New Tunnel To Deliver 24/7 Truck Bans

The Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a massive win for communities in the inner west, with 24/7 truck bans to improve safety, reduce noise, and greatly improve air quality for local families.

VicRoads summertime roadworks

VicRoads is warning all drivers to plan ahead as extensive roadworks will be carried out across Melbourne from 26 December 2016 to 25 January 2017.

Western Distributor Guarantees Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian businesses and jobs with a minimum local content requirement for the construction of Melbourne’s much needed second river crossing.

Connecting cycling paths in the west

Local residents and cycling groups have helped to shape the Western Distributor’s almost 10 kilometres of new and improved cycling and pedestrian paths.

Western Distributor Reference design released

The Western Distributor is entering the next phase of planning and consultation with the release of an updated design and the latest information about planning for the project now available.

Community Liaison Group has been formed

A Community Liaison Group (CLG) has been formed for the Western Distributor. This group is important to seeking community feedback as planning for the project progresses.