Wyndham City is the fastest growing municipality in Victoria, with a population increasing by approximately 7% each year and the roads need urgent attention. From congestion to blackspots, everyone knows a road in Wyndham that needs work.

Wyndham City has acknowledged the need for upgrades and improvements to our local road network with a $29 million commitment to roads and pavements in the 2012/2013 budget.

Wyndham City has been lobbying the State Government and VicRoads for improvements to this road for a number of years without result. While residents and motorists wait for funding to make Doherty's Road safer, our population and numbers on our roads continue to increase and accidents continue to occur.

Advocating for improvements to Doherty's Road forms an integral part of Wyndham's recently adopted Advocacy Strategy – Working for our City's Needs. One of the Strategy's key objectives is to get the State and Federal Governments to commit to funding for arterial roads, such as Dohertys Road, in a much more timely manner.

Wyndham City is continuing to advocate for improved funding for a number of arterial roads that are the responsibility of the State government through VicRoads. This advocacy work includes meeting and writing letters to State Government Ministers and representatives from VicRoads to highlight the work that needs to be done on Wyndham's roads.

Wyndham residents and businesses are encouraged to join the campaign.  You can find links to your local member, letters to send to petition about your local congested road or blackspot and information on roads campaigns being run by other organisations at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/advocacy or call (03) 9742 0777.

For more information please contact:
Mick O’Donnell, WILD Committee