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E6 transport corridor

The State Government has reserved an 11km section of land that runs north to south through the City of Whittlesea for a major road or freeway to be developed in the future.

Thanks for taking part in our survey

We carried out a survey about the E6 Transport Corridor from 18 September to 15 October 2017.

We'd like to thank everyone who took the time to complete our survey.

We're now collating and analysing all of the results, to get a better idea of the kind of road features our community would like to see developed as part of the E6 Transport Corridor.

What did the survey reveal?

We received 1044 responses to the survey, which is a fantastic result.

Of these responses:

  • 89.7% said it was important that the road be designed with overpass and underpass instead of traffic lights
  • 83.8% said it was important that the road be designed for free flowing traffic at high speed
  • 86.4% of respondents said they would use the road with the main reasons to visit relatives or friends or travel to work
  • Those who lived within 1km of the E6 Transport Corridor, most still preferred the road to be designed with the characteristics of a freeway but there was concern about the loss of amenity, noise impacts and property values
  • Residents who were opposed to the E6 as a freeway lived predominantly within 1km of the corridor
  • 66.1% of respondents were City of Whittlesea residents with the rest of commuters travelling through the area and those working in the municipality.

What happens next?

Once we have completed analysing your comments, Council will use this information to lobby to the State Government on behalf of our community.

The E6 Transport Corridor is owned by the State Government, so we will provide them with the information we have received to assist them in their future planning.

About the E6 Transport Corridor

Also known as the proposed E6, the reserved land starts at the Metropolitan Ring Road and extends through the following suburbs to join the Hume Freeway at Beveridge:

  • Thomastown
  • Mill Park
  • Epping
  • Wollert
  • Woodstock
  • Donnybrook

Who will build this road?

This future project is the responsibility to the Sate Government, who deliver major roads and freeways across Victoria.

As your local council, we play an important part in informing the State Government about our community's needs.

Find out more about the State Government's plans for the E6