Building a bridge to a new community
The new $39 million Donnybrook Road & Hume Highway Interchange at Merrifield has opened, improving connections between Merrifield and the adjoining road infrastructure network.
The project, funded by the Federal Government under its Auslink National Projects program, was completed three months ahead of schedule.
Senator for Victoria Mr David Feeney, Member for Yuroke and Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Premier in Multicultural Affairs Ms Liz Beattie, and Member for Yan Yean Ms Danielle Green recently opened the completed Interchange which will now provide more efficient access to and from the Hume Highway.
The Interchange will also improve safety for freeway users and provide direct connections for local traffic and future development at Merrifield on this key freight route and greatly reduce the likelihood of severe crashes at this intersection black spot.
Throughout 2009, infrastructure works will continue at Merrifield with the construction of a new zoned sub-station for power, delivery of sewer and potable water to the project.
The ultimate vision for Merrifield is to create a new 24-hour city for the Hume corridor with the capacity for 20,000 new jobs.
The objective is to transform in excess of 1,000 hectares of premium land into a truly sustainable, mixed-use business and lifestyle community.
Merrifield is strategically located at Melbourne’s northern metropolitan edge in the Hume corridor – a key gateway for economic activity in Australia. Offering excellent infrastructure access and transport links, Merrifield will connect business to domestic and international markets and is an ideal location for manufacturing, transport, freight and logistic activities.