A joint commitment by the Victorian and Australian Governments of $100 million in the recent 2021/22 budgets is supporting the planning and development for the upgrade to the Calder Freeway transport corridor.
We’re planning potential improvements to the Calder Freeway transport corridor, including investigating a new Calder Park Drive Interchange to improve access on and off the Calder Freeway.
Investigations also include the following:
- potential safety improvements to Calder Freeway, including relocating existing direct accesses in the area
- potential speed limit increases along Calder Park Drive and on the Calder Freeway
- potential improvements to Calder Park Drive, including adding additional lanes and upgrading intersections to improve traffic flow and safety in the area
- potential walking and cycling paths along Calder Park Drive.
Planning and development
We’re currently undertaking planning and development work to inform the potential future Calder Park Drive Interchange. This includes traffic modelling, social studies and environmental investigations.
This development work will allow us to better understand environmental and social impacts, develop design options and confirm scope and costs of different options.
What we heard
From 26 November to 14 December 2021, we asked for community feedback via Engage Victoria on the potential future Calder Park Drive Interchange. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.
Your feedback has helped us understand how you currently use the road network as well as providing important local insights, including community views on access, efficiency, safety, environmental values and what’s important to you in your local area.
- 96% of respondents support the potential interchange
- 88% of respondents said that they would use the potential interchange
- Safety (87%), traffic flow (77%) and congestion (65%) are the top three concerns of respondents regarding the existing arrangements.
For more information on what we heard, read the Community Consultation Report (PDF, 1.1 MB).
Our planning work supports targeted upgrades on the Calder Freeway between Gap Road in Sunbury and the M80 Ring Road, which are being investigated by the Department of Transport.
It also supports planning work to remove the Calder Park Drive level crossing, which is being managed by the Level Crossing Removal Project. This work is being coordinated to support the development and growth of the area.
Community feedback is being used to inform our planning and shape the development of design options.
A Business Case is currently being developed and is anticipated to be finalised this year. Timelines and milestones will be determined through this planning work.
We will continue to provide the community with updates and information as planning progresses.