$150 Million Creating Jobs and Unlocking Potential of Melbourne’s North

Labor Party

A Labor Government will invest $150 million to build the Camerons Lane Interchange at Beveridge, helping create thousands of jobs and unlocking the potential of Melbourne’s North.

Under Labor’s plan, the full diamond interchange with the Hume Highway will transform Melbourne’s North – with the potential for more than 30,000 homes and up to 20,000 jobs across the region, according to estimates from the Mitchell Shire Council.

During construction alone, this project will create up to 2,000 direct and indirect jobs and support significant growth in housing, health and education opportunities right across Beveridge and surrounds.

For too long, the Morrison-Joyce Government has neglected Melbourne’s North – failing to deliver a single commitment for the people of McEwen despite multiple promises over nine years.

Of the $150 million committed by Labor, we will reserve $10 million to commence the detailed planning work for this project before construction gets underway- planning ahead to ensure we’re building a better future.

Quotes attributable to Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Australian Labor Party:

“This interchange is essential to the future of this region: without it, future economic and residential growth at Beveridge will be left at a standstill and the future of the region will be held back.

When complete, this project will help locals across Melbourne’s North spend less time on the road and more time at home, as well as opening the door to the job opportunities of the future.

This is all part of Labor’s plan to deliver a better life to working families across Australia and ensuring we can have a future made in Australia.

The Camerons Lane Interchange will create local jobs, create homes and create new opportunities in the region supporting significant growth, and greater opportunities for local health and education.

Labor is committed to supporting the future of this region, to provide key opportunities to those areas which have been impacted by COVID-19 and this $150 million investment is a part of that commitment.”

Quotes attributable to Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development:

“Labor’s infrastructure investments are about creating jobs and allowing locals to spend more time at home and less on the road.

“This investment will help unlock the next generation of jobs across Melbourne’s North, creating a better life for locals.”

Quotes attributable to Rob Mitchell, Member for McEwen:

“Today’s announcement removes the roadblock for the development of jobs, education and community development in our region.

Delivering this vital project will unlock jobs and housing opportunities in our region for the following decades. This interchange is the key piece needed to open a new chapter of development and prosperity for Melbourne’s North.

Labor is committed to investing in projects that support communities through the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and provide substantial economic, social and environmental benefits in the long term.”

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