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Melbourne Motorists Set To Pay MORE To Drive Under New Plans

It looks like Melbourne residents could about to get a $5 surcharge to enter the city under a new plan from Daniel Andrews’s infrastructure body.

A 30-year-vision from Infrastructure Victoria says a ‘transport pricing scheme’ which could include a CBD levy, would do more to reduce congestion in Melbourne than any new road.

One part of the plan includes a $2 charge for motorists to drive into the inner suburbs and $3 to drive into the CBD.

The plans will be unveiled by the board today, in a $100 billion plan to help cater for Victoria’s growing population, which is expected to reach 9.5 million by 2046.

The Herald Sun said the three recommendations are to set up new transport pricing schemes, to increase housing density in the southern and easter suburbs as well as boosting the provision of affordable housing by 30,000 homes.

Inside the report, there will be a recommendation of a North East Link that connects the M80 ring road to the Eastern Freeway plus an expansion of the Regional Rail link plus the long awaited Airport Rail Link.

Controversially, it will also recommend that new land should be set aside for the East West Link, dumped by Mr Andrews last year.

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