Croydon could benefit from transport upgrade

May 11, 2018 by  

The suburb of Croydon might gain from planned investment in the roads.

Arterial roads within Melbourne are to be improved, with about $2.2bn to be allocated to the project. The aim of the initiative is to reduce the time spent commuting. People who live in Croydon could find it easier to get to work in the future, the environment will get a boost if congestion declines, and demand for suburban print shops could grow if access to them is enabled.

Luke Donnellan, the Roads Minister, provided details about the scheme. The Government of Victoria has been clear about the historian scale of the investment in question, noting that suburban roads do not normally attract this level of resources. Donnellan has a wealth of experience within the legislative assembly, and clarified that narrow politics is not impacting on attempts to deal with urban growth. He said:

“This is very much about addressing that growth pressure we're seeing both in the north and south-east suburban Melbourne.”

Donnellan is certain that the status quo is not an option. Melbourne’s population jumped by 125,000 during the course of 2016-2017. This net annual growth was concentrated in the suburbs of the city.

Donnellan is sure that the state of the roads has been a real problem within Melbourne’s suburbs. He is determined to cut journey times by getting the transport infrastructure up-to-date.