2022 State Election

Hume City Council is one of Australia's fastest-growing and most diverse communities. Our population of 257,000 will expand to 394,000 in the next 20 years, and we need vital infrastructure and services to grow with us.

In the lead up to the 2022 State Election, we’re calling on candidates from every political party to help Hume prosper. We need investment that relieves road congestion, helps hard-hit communities recover from COVID-19, upgrades public transport facilities and supports refugees and asylum seekers making a life in Hume. 

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Council is calling for investment in the following key projects:

Sunbury Road Duplication

What do we need?

We're calling on the Victorian Government to duplicate Sunbury Road from Melbourne Airport to Oaklands Road.

Why do we need this?

Sunbury Road is a key access arterial between Sunbury and Melbourne Airport, as well as other areas to the east. The road is becoming increasingly busy, carrying more than 27,000 vehicles per day and there are also serious safety concerns due to the road being undivided.

Many in the Hume community are forced to travel this road daily and contend with the congestion and safety problems. Given the lack of route options and single carriageway, emergencies can effectively isolate Bulla and Sunbury from the rest of metropolitan Melbourne. Traffic accidents are a common occurrence along Sunbury Road in spite of recent upgrades to Oaklands Road and Melbourne-Lancefield Road.

The additional capacity will help to better connect Sunbury residents to jobs at Melbourne Airport and within the Hume Corridor. It will also improve connectivity between Sunbury and existing and future employment nodes and service centres in the Northern Growth Corridor. The Sunbury community cannot afford to wait any longer for these works to occur. Alongside this, it is critically important that the State and Federal Government’s invest capital funding for the Bulla Bypass following the completion of the Victorian Government’s business case. These two projects together will open up traffic in this rapidly growth part of Melbourne’s north.

What can you do? Help us advocate and be heard!

Contact –

• Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll MP 03 9095 4301 ben.carroll@parliament.vic.gov.au

• Treasurer Tim Pallas MP 03 7005 9474 tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au

• State Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP (03) 8377 4477 josh.bull@parliament.vic.gov.au

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Mickleham Road Duplication

What do we need?

Hume City Council is calling on the Victorian Government to duplicate Mickleham Road from Dellamore Boulevard to Craigieburn Road.

Why do we need this?

The growth taking place in Greenvale (population predicted to double by 2036) and Craigieburn (population predicted to increase by 50 per cent by 2036) is placing pressure on a number of key road links in Hume City’s Northern Growth Corridor.

Compounding this, inadequate public transport provision in this region has led to an over-reliance on cars. Without duplication of Mickleham Road between Somerton Road and Craigieburn Road, congestion will continue to worsen. The first stage planning for the duplication of Mickleham Road between Somerton Road and Dellamore Boulevard is an important start to this important road in our city.

Funding to take the duplication all the way to Craigieburn is critical for our rapidly growing community. The duplication will better connecting growing suburbs of Greenvale, Craigieburn and Mickleham to major freeway network and jobs, notably at Melbourne Airport It will improve connectivity for workers to the fast growing State Significant Industrial areas in Mickleham. Limiting traffic in these growing suburbs utilising and congesting the Hume Freeway.

Limiting rat running traffic on less safe rural roads (e.g. Oaklands Road) and impacting on rural businesses. The approval of the Craigieburn West PSP immediately adjoining Mickleham Road means that approximately 8000 additional households will be accessing Mickleham Road in the coming years. Duplication is in line with Infrastructure Australia’s recommendation for improved arterial roads in the north.

What can you do? Help us advocate and be heard!

Contact –

• Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll MP 03 9095 4301 ben.carroll@parliament.vic.gov.au

• Treasurer Tim Pallas MP 03 7005 9474 tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au

• State Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP (03) 8377 4477 ros.spence@parliament.vic.gov.au

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Somerton Road Duplication

What do we need?

Hume City Council is calling on the Victorian Government to duplicate Somerton Road from Roxburgh Park Drive to Mickleham Road.

Why do we need this?

The growth taking place in Greenvale (population predicted to double by 2036) and Craigieburn (population predicted to increase by 50 per cent by 2036) has led to the demand for Aitken Boulevard.

Aitken Boulevard is providing a more direct route between Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows and Melbourne Airport; but is also increasing pressure on Somerton Road.

Importantly, a duplicated Somerton Road will improve access to jobs and connections between the Cooper Street employment precinct and Melbourne Airport.

Government investment in Somerton Road will alleviate current traffic congestion and mitigate the implications of future population growth in this important part of Melbourne’s north.

What can you do? Help us advocate and be heard!

Contact –

• Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll MP 03 9095 4301 ben.carroll@parliament.vic.gov.au

• Treasurer Tim Pallas MP 03 7005 9474 tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au

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Donnybrook Road Upgrade

What do we need?

The construction of a dedicated left turning slip lane at the Mitchell Street Roundabout.

Why do we need this?

More and more residents are choosing to call this part of Hume home every day. We know these residents move to Hume for a number of reasons, including its proximity to education, employment and social opportunities and to create better lives for themselves and their families.

The operation of Donnybrook Road in the Cloverton area, particularly at the intersection with Mitchell Street, is a growing concern for our newer communities and Council.

The cause of the congestion and delay at this intersection is due to the lack of gaps to enter the roundabout due to the volume of vehicles travelling from the west and on to the Hume Freeway.

Council is calling for a commitment to deliver an additional dedicated left turn lane at the roundabout to alleviate significant morning congestion along Donnybrook Road.

Phased approach. Commitment to funding by November – further commitment next budget cycle up to Mitchell Street.

What can you do? Help us advocate and be heard!

Contact –

• Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll MP 03 9095 4301 ben.carroll@parliament.vic.gov.au

• Treasurer Tim Pallas MP 03 7005 9474 tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au

• State Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP (03) 8377 4477 ros.spence@parliament.vic.gov.au

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Banksia Gardens Housing Estate Redevelopment

What do we need?

Hume City Council is calling on the Victorian Government to urgently invest in the redevelopment of Banksia Gardens Housing Estate in Broadmeadows.

Why do we need this?

Whether it’s accessing social housing or finding an affordable home to rent, everyone deserves a place that they can call home.

For social housing, along with access and waiting lists, it is unacceptable housing conditions that often keeps residents stuck in a cycle of long-term disadvantage.

In Broadmeadows, where most of Hume’s social housing is, most of the dwellings were constructed between 1950 and 1969, meaning they now fall well short of the liveability that our residents rightly deserve.

In line with Banksia Gardens, Council is advocating for an integrated model of public/private dwellings with community facilities and a support place-based management model (ie. Banksia Gardens Community Services).

What can you do? Help us advocate and be heard!

Contact –

• Minister for Housing Danny Pearson MP 03 9095 4301 danny.pearson@parliament.vic.gov.au

• Treasurer Tim Pallas MP 03 7005 9474 tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au

• State Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire MP 03 7005 8911 frank.mcguire@parliament.vic.gov.au

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Broadmeadows Train Station Redevelopment

What do we need?

Hume City Council is calling on the Victorian Government to invest in the redevelopment of Broadmeadows Railway Station to create a Higher Education Services Transport Hub.

Why do we need this?

The current state of the station precinct negatively impacts perceptions of safety, hinders the use of public transport in Broadmeadows and limits the communities access to jobs, services and education in the town centre.

Along with unlocking its potential as a key transport hub and attracting private sector investment, redevelopment of the station will significantly improve access to Broadmeadows Town Centre’s health, employment and education precinct, which includes major tenants such as Kangan Institute (TAFE), Northern Health and DPV Health.

What can you do? Help us advocate and be heard!

Contact –

• Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll MP 03 9095 4301 ben.carroll@parliament.vic.gov.au

• Treasurer Tim Pallas MP 03 7005 9474 tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au

• State Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire MP (03) 9300 3851 frank.mcguire@parliament.vic.gov.au

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