Introduction

The Western Distributor will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge and direct access to the Port. It will slash congestion, improve productivity, reduce travel times, take trucks out of the inner west, and create 5,600 jobs.

Interactive Map

Explore the Reference design through our interactive map.

Learn more about the Reference design through our interactive map

Learn more about the Reference design through our interactive map.

Read more about the Reference design and how feedback has helped shape it in our consultation report.

Project Status - Reference design released

The Western Distributor is now in a detailed planning and development phase. This includes the submission and evaluation of tenders and the preparation of an Environment Effects Statement. Feedback received through consultation to date has helped inform the development of a Reference design. Watch our video or download the Western Distributor Reference design video transcript (DOCX 14kb)

Information sessions

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Community Liaison Group

The Community Liaison Group (CLG) has been formed to gather community feedback as planning progresses on the Western Distributor.
Find out more about the CLG, its Terms of Reference and its members.

Document library

Find copies of all our fact sheets, newsletters, maps and discussion papers in the document library.

Key Topics

Reference design

Find out how the project's design has responded to your feedback, its main features and the key updates.

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Consultation

Find out more about the feedback from local communities, councils and industry.

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EES specialist studies

Learn more about the Environment Effects Statement being prepared for the Western Distributor.

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Walking and Cycling

Find out more about how the project will support improvements to local walking and cycling paths.

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Air quality

How the project will be monitoring, managing and improving air quality in your neighbourhood.

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Noise

Learn how noise will be measured, managed and planned for during and after the Western Distributor is built.

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Urban design

How the Western Distributor will use high quality urban design to ensure safe and prosperous places along its route.

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Construction

Learn more about how we plan construction and how we ensure they don't have lasting impacts on properties.

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Tunnels

Find out more about the construction, operation and how the tunnels help bypass Yarraville.

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Design development

Learn about how the Western Distributor design will be shaped by the planning and tender process.

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Environment and sustainability

Learn about the commitment to an environmentally sensitive approach to planning, design and construction.

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Project investigations

Project investigations are important to help us understand existing conditions in the project area.

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Freight

FInd out how we're providing a more direct and efficient freight route from the west, to the Port and the rest of Melbourne.

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Trucks off local roads

Find out how the Western Distributor will reduce the number of trucks driving on inner west streets.

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Western Distributor Gallery

New Links, different journeys The Western Distributor will provide a second river crossing and a more direct way to where people need to go. Watch this video to see how.
A vital second river crossing Arist's impression of second river crossing
Western Distributor - Reference design
Express lanes on the West Gate Freeway
Tunnel portal - city bound
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