VicRoads Applies to Convert Freeway Wedge Into Housing Estate

IN AN environment where government bureaucrats and planners behave like Melbourne has less land for redevelopment than London, it’s no surprise VicRoads is trying to flog off a poorly located site beside the junction of three busy highways.

VicRoads has requested to rezone two parcels of land known as 25 and 55 Burwood Highway, in Wantirna, which it compulsorily acquired to build the Eastlink tollway, but no longer needs.

The affected land is well serviced by transport – abutting the busy intersection of Burwood and Mountain highways, and Eastlink, about 25 kilometres east of the CBD.

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VicRoads to Sell Major Craigieburn Residential Development Site

VICROADS – whose days headquartered from dank offices in one of Melbourne’s ritziest suburbs are reportedly numbered – is expecting some $15 million from the sale of a 31.3 hectare residential development site on what is now Melbourne’s northern outskirts, but will soon be considered a middle-ring suburb.

The Craigieburn site with a street address of 650 Hume Highway, is spread over two sides of the recently opened Hume Freeway*, which connects commuters to the Western Ring Road and the CBD in one direction, or the Metropolitan Ring Road, and a Greensborough traffic jam at the other.

The Melbourne-Sydney railway line dissects the southern edge of both VicRoads sites, some 25 kilometres from town.

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