According to The Age today,
WESTLINK, a proposed six-lane freeway under Footscray and through Sunshine West, is Victoria’s ”number one priority project” for federal funding, according to a Brumby government submission on the road’s likely impacts.
Quietly lodged last month with the Rudd government as a requirement of federal environment laws, the submission shows the state government is poised to use controversial new planning laws to get the $5.3 billion freeway approved.
The WestLink freeway would run above ground for eight kilometres, from Sunshine West to West Footscray, then dive underground at the corner of Sunshine and Geelong roads. It would surface two kilometres later in West Melbourne.