North East Link Submission
A report on the proposed corridors was considered at Council's 29 August 2017 meeting.
1. Notes the announcement of the four potential North East Link corridors and the engagement Council has undertaken to date with the Nillumbik community.
2. Based on the information currently available, Council has a strong preference for Corridor A.
3. Seeks further investigation of Corridor B in particular the impacts it would have on the Nillumbik Shire.
4. Requests that the government not proceed further with investigations on Corridors C and D.
5. Instructs officers to continue to engage with the Nillumbik community to ensure that they are informed about the progress of the North East Link project.
6. Confirms that officers, Mayor and Councillors continue to advocate to the State Government, the North East Link Authority and VicRoads for:
a) Council’s preferred North East Link corridor and alignment
b) Complementary transport and infrastructure projects to benefit the Nillumbik community
c) Improvements to the existing road and public transport network to ease congestion.
7. Considers any variation to the adopted 2017-2018 budget for community engagement and advocacy relating to North East Link at the Mid-Year Budget Review.
A submission reviewing the four potential corridors for the North East Link was submitted to the Authority on Monday 18 September 2017 in line with the Council resolution based on the technical information available.
The submission included consideration of each of the proposed corridors and also included:
a summary of the general themes and questions that have emerged from Council’s community consultation
comments on proposed corridors and ancillary projects we believe critical to the success of each corridor; and
complementary key transport and infrastructure projects in or near the North East Link study area improving safety and capacity on the existing road and public transport networks or by reducing private vehicle travel.
North East Link community survey results
Over 7400 people responded to the North East Link Authority May - July community survey. Congestion, trucks on local roads and protecting the environment are the biggest concerns. This information has been used to ensure early work on the recommended corridor has the best outcomes.
See the Community Survey report