The traffic into the city will be directed by Western Distributor via 2 new freeway off-ramps which in Docklands and North Melbourne. City Council is going to formally oppose this toll road plan.
Cathy Oke, Greens councillor claims that condemning the road will “significantly increase congestion on inner city streets”.
There is a probability that majority of Cr Oke’s colleagues will refuse from condemning the road plan. They may join project between Transurban and the government of Andrew.
The $5.5 billion road plan contradicted many Melbourne City Council policies. That is why the council needed to oppose it, according to Cr Oke’s motion.
Among the minuses of building of the road there are traffic reducing through the municipality, walking and cycling between Docklands and the northern part of the city will increase.
According to the claims of Cr Oke’s motion plans for the Docklands urban renewal area will be hurt by the Western Distributor. This area is situated next to North Melbourne railway station and it is known as E-Gate. The area will be sliced by one of Transurban’s off-ramps.
Another member of Cr Oke’s motion is Councollor Stephen Mayne. The finance chair said that he is against toll road building because it had been “rushed, Transurban-driven project” rather than good public policy.