The Punt Road Acquisition Overlay has been in place for over 60 years to reserve land for the purpose of widening Punt Road to become a 6 lane highway cutting through our community.
Widening Punt Road would be:
- Expensive – $500 Million estimated cost
- Destructive – 130 Properties bulldozed including homes and heritage buildings
- Pointless – Massive 65% Increase in traffic with only negligible improvement in travel times
The state government currently has a planning panel looking at removing, amending or retaining the overlay.
Punt Road and the surrounding area is not just a road that people drive through, that needs to be widened at all costs; it is a community where people live, go to school, play in parks, walk along and visit family in hospital or in aged-care homes.
It’s time the state government removed the Punt Road Acquisition Overlay and protected our local community from an expensive, destructive and pointless road widening.