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Melbourne council welcomes Beverage precinct road funding

The City of Whittlesea has responded to $750 million in additional funding for the crucial freight and logistics hub

Melbourne’s City of Whittlesea has welcomed news in the federal budget that $750 million additional funding is being provided to deliver Camerons Lane Interchange as part of the Beveridge Intermodal Precinct.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Beveridge last week to announce the funding commitment that will allow the precinct to be delivered as a major freight and logistics hub in Melbourne’s north.

Chair administrator Lydia Wilson says the announcement is critical to enable infrastructure for the important project in an area experiencing rapid growth.

“The north of Melbourne is home to more than one million people with the population forecast to grow to just under 1.5 million by 2036,” Wilson says.

“This investment in an important foundational piece of the project and will ensure job creation both now and into the future.”

Wilson says the precinct is expected to contribute $2.5 billion to the Victorian economy each year while generating 20,000 jobs in the region.

“We are pleased to see work continuing on this important regional project which will deliver an enormous boost to local employment,” Wilson says.

“We will continue to work with National Intermodal, our neighbouring councils and all levels of government to support this vital infrastructure project.”

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