The West Gate Tunnel Project includes new tunnels under Yarraville, the widening of the West Gate Freeway, new bridges across the Maribyrnong River and an elevated freeway connecting to CityLink, the Port of Melbourne, Footscray Road, Dynon Road and Wurundjeri Way. The Port to City section of the project is within the City of Melbourne municipality.

Find out more at the Victorian Government’s West Gate Tunnel Project.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    April 2017

    Victorian Government announced the preferred design for the project.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    29 May - 10 July 2017

    The WDA will release the Environment Effects Statement (EES) and Planning Scheme Amendment for exhibition. Formal submissions will be sought.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    29 May - 22 June 2017

    City of Melbourne held a community engagement session and hosted an online survey to hear what our community thinks about the project to include in our submission on the EES.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    14 August 2017 - 19 September 2017

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    27 November 2017

    The Minister for Planning, the Hon Richard Wynne, released his Assessment of the environmental effects of the West Gate Tunnel Project. He released the IAC’s report at the same time. The Minister’s assessment is the final step in the EES process under the Environment Effects Act.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    6 February 2018

    Presentation to Future Melbourne Committee.

Consultation closed

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