Posted November 04, 2018 08:07:54A million dollars will go towards building a $2 billion superhighway from Melbourne to Sydney, the first of its kind in the world.
The new $2.3 trillion superhighways project is being developed by Melbourne’s Metro Rail Link and a consortium of Chinese companies.
“This project will be the biggest superhigh road project in the country’s history,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.
“It will be a world-class project that will provide a more reliable, safer, and cheaper access to our nation’s capital.”
The first superhighWAY will be built on the eastern section of the Yarra River in eastern Melbourne.
It will run from Caulfield in the north, through Sydney’s CBD, to the airport.
The first section of a superhigh highway will stretch from Melbourne’s CBD to the suburbs of St Kilda, Bourke, Caulfields, Croydon, Richmond, Rockhampton, Werribee and Whittenby.
The project will create thousands of jobs and create up to 800,000 additional hours of productivity for local workers.
The consortium has previously invested $2bn in the Yarralin Valley, which has a population of more than 10 million.
Mr Andrews said the superhigh roads project would be a significant contribution to the state’s economic development and development of the future.
“Victoria is an export-led state, and we have been very proud of our export-driven economy,” he said.
The $1 billion project will see the construction of a new railway line to the new rail hub at Yarralnabra, a rail hub with a population density of more to than a million people.
The existing train network in the Melbourne suburb of Caulford is being replaced with the new line.
“I think this is the best chance we’ve got in our lifetime to build something new and to really build a really world-changing project in a very short period of time,” he added.
The Metro Rail link will run between Melbourne and the CBD, through Caulfenrands, Bourne, Werriwa, Bourundoora and Port Augusta.
Construction will begin this year.
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