Latham Road Duplication

On Sunday 29 April, Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan said Lathams Road would be duplicated between Oliphant Way and Frankston–Dandenong Road, a distance of 2.5 kilometres. The works — now funded in this year’s State Government budget — will include upgrading of intersections at Frankston Gardens Drive and Frankston–Dandenong Road and a new, wider bridge over Peninsula Link freeway. Read more.

To provide feedback on the proposed Lathams Road design please visit the Major Roads projects website to review latest plans

Why?…

The Carrum Downs Industrial Estate is Booming.
• The Carrum Downs precinct is now more economically important
to the Greater Frankston regional economy than the city centre.

• Carrum Downs manufactures are generating $2.85bn in regional
economic activity and employing 6,000 workers *1

• In the last 5 years the precinct has…
– nearly doubled in development intensity
– increased economic activity by $850m or 7.3% year-on-year
growth
– generated 1,500 new jobs or year-on-year job growth 13 times
faster than the Southern metropolitan regional average

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• Latham’s road is 2km in total of uncurbed single road linking two main arterial roads: Eastlink and
Frankston-Dandenong road.
The westerly end already connects directly into 1) Eastlink and subsequently the 2) Peninsula
Freeway

• A sufficiently large carriageway easement exists to support future duplication without land
acquisition

• Latham road forms a small section of the “Hall road” corridor stretching into the CASEY residential
corridor.

Developing this corridor would enable east-west traffic to access the city through spare capacity on
the existing arterial road network (Eastlink; Peninsula Freeway; Mordialloc bypass) and thereby
reduce the urgency for arterial development along the Westernport highway into Monash

• The Committee for Greater Frankston worked closely with the State Member for Carrum Downs, Sonya Kilkenny, and VicRoads regional manager, Aidan McGann, to successfully advocate through all levels of government for the funding of this project. As part of its advocacy, the Committee interviewed 13 businesses operating in the Carrum Downs industrial estate that employ over 700 people. The public benefit dossier created by the Committee as a result of these interviews outlines the enormous economic and safety benefits that will flow when this project is completed. Read more.

1 REMPLAN; Frankston Economic Strategy
2 Ballpark cost estimates only- based on VicRoads benchmarking, Business case costings due 2018