Wyndham City has welcomed reports of a new major infrastructure project that would link Geelong, Melbourne’s West and the City by a fast-rail link.
Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Josh Gilligan, said the proposed fast rail connection to the Melbourne Metro 2 underground railway would be transformative for this fast-growing region.
“This is an incredible initiative that will boost employment and liveability in Melbourne’s West and Geelong and leverage significant opportunities that we have as a city and region,” Cr Gilligan said.
“We’re eagerly awaiting more details and looking forward to working hand in hand with the Victorian Government to help make this a reality.”
Wyndham and Geelong make up one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. “We need to work together with all levels of government to solve the transport issues that our residents routinely struggle with,” Cr Gilligan said.
Creating a fast-rail link from Geelong to Melbourne, via Werribee, will help connect education and employment hubs in the Werribee-Avalon Corridor and beyond, representing a game changer for the region.
“A fast-rail link that stops in Werribee is a logical and city-shaping approach that will help build our region for the future,” Cr Gilligan said.
Wyndham City’s 2020-21 State Budget Submission includes details on the need for a fast-rail link between Geelong and Melbourne, via Wyndham.
For more information, visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/advocacy