Heidi Victoria MP

Hon Heidi Victoria MLA

Member for Bayswater District

  • Shadow Minister for Arts and Culture
  • Shadow Minister for Tourism and Major Events
  • Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs

Matthew Guy has announced the biggest traffic congestion-busting project in Victoria’s history.

A Liberal Nationals Government will commit up to $5.3 billion to replacing traffic lights and roundabouts with overpasses and underpasses at 55 of Melbourne and Geelong’s most congested intersections on busy arterial roads.

As part of the congestion-busting project, Mr Guy has announced 35 intersections that will be upgraded.

A further 20 traffic light removal projects will be announced over the next 12 months.

Member for Bayswater District, Heidi Victoria, has encouraged readers to contact her or visit www.getvictoriamoving.com.au to suggest which local intersections cause the most frustration and delays.

Matthew Guy’s plan will create thousands of jobs in the construction phase and it will help accommodate Melbourne’s burgeoning population growth which is over 100,000 people a year.

Key points:

  • Census data shows that 74% of Melburnians take a car to work every day. 
  • A Liberal Nationals Government will expand the role and operations of the Level Crossing Removal Authority – which would be renamed Intersection Removal Victoria.
  • The design of each traffic light removal will be completed by engineers and associated experts in consultation with local communities.  The grade-separation configurations will be a closed diamond model of intersection removal.
  • Preference for grade-separations will be an underpass construction with consultation with the community, local government and engineering experts, determining the final design.
  • The grade-separation configurations will be a closed diamond model of intersection removal.
  • As part of this project, traffic signal systems will be modernised to ensure traffic flow is optimised on corridors where intersections are removed.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy:

“This is the biggest traffic congestion-busting project in Victoria’s history.

Traffic congestion on our arterial roads causes delays and frustrations which means we have less time to spend with family and friends. 

It also means people like tradies, couriers and salespeople who use the roads to get between jobs, will be able to do so more quickly.  That’s good for business and good for jobs.

At the next election, Victorians will have a clear choice.  They can choose a more of the same band-aid approach from Daniel Andrews, or they can choose my comprehensive plan to remove bottlenecks at the worst congested intersections on our busiest arterial roads.

One thing is certain: if you stick with Daniel Andrews, you’ll be stuck in traffic.”

Comments attributable to Heidi Victoria:

“I want to know what you think is the most congested traffic light intersection in our local area.

If elected, a Liberal Nationals Government will fund between $4.1 billion and $5.3 billion to remove the 55 worst and most congested traffic light intersections through grade separations.

Matthew Guy has already announced 35 of these projects with another 20 to be announced over the next 12 months.  I will be consulting with our local community, listening to ideas and suggestions about intersections on busy arterial roads that need to be removed to get our traffic flowing instead of gridlocked. 

It will be the biggest traffic congestion-busting project in Victoria’s history.

Let me know which local main road intersections cause you frustrating delays. Go to www.getvictoriamoving.com.au, Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact me to have a chat.”

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Heidi Victoria

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BAYSWATER VIC 3153

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