Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Outer Metropolitan Ring / E6 Corridor - Detailed Business Case

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Hume City Council,City of Whittlesea,Wyndham City Council,Melton City Council

Project Description

The Australian and Victorian governments are jointly undertaking a Detailed Business Case to investigate the planning, design development and delivery along Melbourne’s Outer Metropolitan Ring and E6 Corridor to support the future construction of this proposed transport link.

This new transport link is expected to:

  • provide accessibility to jobs, education and other social and economic opportunities for residents in new growth corridors
  • provide integration and connectivity between planned and existing trade gateways and nationally significant manufacturing and distribution clusters
  • create more liveable communities by supporting the delivery of future passenger and freight rail services to Melbourne's north and west and reducing the freight network's overall impact on communities and the environment.


  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
  • Supporting a more integrated and effective transport system
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability


Australian Government Funding: $10.0 million

Victorian Government contribution: $10.0 million

Total: $20.0 million

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Project details last updated: 20/12/2021