Construction is underway to redevelop Footscray Wharf so that the community can better enjoy the Maribyrnong River and its banks.
The West Gate Tunnel Project has begun an extensive program of works as part of widening the West Gate Freeway from eight to 12 lanes and rebuilding a section of the Grieve Parade bridge.
A brand-new pedestrian bridge, replacing the outdated bridge from the 1970’s, has now opened to the community - linking the suburbs of Spotswood and Yarraville.
Over summer, major works will occur on the West Gate Freeway taking advantage of the quieter roads over the summer holiday period.
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.
The first of two outdated pedestrian bridges over the West Gate Freeway has been replaced as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.
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.
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.
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.
Residents of Brooklyn in Melbourne’s west can swing, bounce, fly, cycle, run and play at three newly refurbished local reserves.
We are doing our part to help reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community.
We’ve moved these works forward to take advantage of the significant reduction in traffic volumes due to Victorians staying at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects has been deemed critical under Stage four restrictions, so works will continue, with strict health and safety protocols in place.
Major improvements to the Federation Trail in Melbourne’s west are underway to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to get around.
We’re about to move to the next phase which will see a major traffic switch over the next few months to create a new worksite in the centre of the freeway.
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.
Two outdated pedestrian bridges over the West Gate Freeway will be removed to make way for two new, easily accessible bridges linking communities north and south of the West Gate Freeway.
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.
The Williamstown Road inbound exit ramp will be closed from 9pm on Friday 27 March until 5am Thursday 9 April.
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.
The West Gate Tunnel Project’s summer construction works are almost complete with some works finishing ahead of schedule and roads re-opening early
West Gate Freeway ramps have now reopened after being closed for four weeks for essential construction works.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Inner west residents are set to benefit from the $10 million West Gate Neighbourhood Fund, with partnership applications now open.
A grants and partnerships program funded by the State Government will connect inner west communities during the construction of the West Gate Tunnel Project.
The final parts of the largest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in the southern hemisphere have been lifted into place to get ready to start digging the West Gate Tunnel.
A new schools engagement program targeting primary school students in Melbourne’s west is helping inspire Australia’s next generation of engineers.
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.
The Footscray launch site for the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel is now ready for the TBMs to be placed in the ground.
Drivers travelling on the West Gate Freeway and on local roads in the inner west in April and May are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra travel time.
The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel has arrived in Melbourne.
The names have been revealed for the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel.
Community members can now drop into the West Gate Tunnel Project's Info Centre at any time Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Work has started to build one of the longest rail sidings in Victoria to service the new precast concrete facility being built in Benalla.
Work is underway to transform Footscray Road and connect the West Gate Tunnel to the Port of Melbourne, the CBD and CityLink.
All of Victoria has been invited to enter a naming competition for the two massive West Gate Tunnel Project tunnel boring machines, as part of a larger competition to name all six of the massive machines that will be tunnelling under Melbourne over the next few years.
Inner west businesses can advertise for free directly to the thousands of workers on the West Gate Tunnel Project in a new initiative to support local businesses.
The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver two more truck bans in the inner west, to stop rat runs through local streets.
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.
The West Gate Tunnel is giving indigenous trainees a head-start in the construction industry with a new pre-apprenticeship program supporting more Indigenous Australians to enter the industry.
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.
A new “mini” Tunnel Boring Machine has arrived on site at the Victorian Government’s West Gate Tunnel Project ahead of a major construction blitz.
The community in Melbourne’s west will have a new forum to share information and provide feedback while the West Gate Tunnel Project is being built, with the first meeting of the new Community Liaison Groups (CLG) last week.
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.
Some of the largest tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in the world are on track to arrive in Melbourne on time in early 2019 to build the West Gate Tunnel and Metro Tunnel.
Victoria University Polytechnic will train hundreds of workers in the skills they need to take up jobs on the West Gate Tunnel under a new TAFE partnership.
After more than two years of construction, the project is now complete and the new ramp open to traffic.
Work is underway to build a huge tunnelling hub in Yarraville including a massive shed to reduce noise and dust during construction of the West Gate Tunnel.
Work is about to get underway to widen the West Gate Freeway and build the citybound entrance for the West Gate Tunnel.
The Victorian Government has announced another massive package of community upgrades for the inner west as part of the West Gate Tunnel project.
Victoria’s largest precast concrete manufacturing facility will be built in Benalla to supply major Victorian infrastructure projects, create 400 jobs and provide a massive boost to the local economy.
Work has begun on the West Gate Tunnel, Victoria’s long overdue alternative to the West Gate Bridge.
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.
Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with contracts signed to build the vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge.
The Environment Effects Statement (EES) process for the West Gate Tunnel Project has concluded following the release of the Minister for Planning’s assessment of the project.
Investigation works on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray will start this week to further inform the design of the West Gate Tunnel Project.
Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project.
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.
The Victorian Government is listening to locals in the inner west, committing to reduce the number of trucks on Millers Road when the West Gate Tunnel Project is complete.
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.
Victorians have until next week to put a submission in on the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the city-shaping West Gate Tunnel Project.
You may see our team out and about along the West Gate Freeway and Melbourne’s inner west carrying out further project investigations over the coming months.
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.
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.
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.
The design has now been chosen and the builder selected to get to work on the West Gate Tunnel.
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.
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.
Local residents and cycling groups have helped to shape the Western Distributor’s almost 10 kilometres of new and improved cycling and pedestrian paths.
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.
A world-class field of construction firms have been shortlisted to build Melbourne’s second river crossing.
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.