Duplication of Epping Road in Epping North
We are seeking State and Federal Government funding of $70 million to duplicate Epping Road from Memorial Avenue (McDonalds Road) to Craigieburn Road East. This would include upgrading the 2 lane rural road to a 4 lane divided road and the upgrade of the O'Herns Road and Findon Road junction to traffic signals.
Did you know:
- Epping Road is a serious safety concern in its current state, with 43 traffic accidents causing 42 injuries and 1 fatality over a 5 year period to June 2013
- It is currently a rural standard road between Memorial Avenue and Craigieburn Road East, however it's the main road currently servicing the rapidly growing suburb of Epping North
- The population of Epping North has grown by 11,800 people in the last 4 years, this is expected to double in the next 15 years.
How would this benefit our community?
- Improve safety, including for pedestrians and children who cross the road to access Epping Views Primary School and Lyndarum Primary School
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Improve safety for cyclists travelling through the O'Herns Road and Findon Road intersection
- Allow for faster and more reliable bus services between Epping and Epping North
- Enable pedestrians in new estates to cross more safely to get to local facilities (including primary schools)
Fund Our Future national campaign
The City of Whittlesea has joined forces with councils across Australia in the Fund Our Future campaign, a national push to secure ongoing funding from all sides of federal politics to fix a critical back log of road and public transport works and health facility needs in the fast growing outer suburbs.
You can support this campaign so roads like Epping Road can receive the critical funding needed.
If you are sick of sitting in traffic, find it hard to access public transport and think our health services and hospitals need to be improved sign our petition to help fund our future.
How you can help
It's important that our community rally together to let both the State and Federal Government know that this project is a priority for our residents.
You can do this by emailing or writing the to the following Members of Parliament: