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Peninsula Link overview video

November 2011

Peninsula Link overview video

Video transcript

[Linking Melbourne Authority. Peninsula Link]

[Vision of an aerial view of the Peninsula Link]

Les Bull, Project Director, Peninsula Link

Peninsula Link is a 27-kilometre long freeway connecting Eastlink and Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Carrum Downs with the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Mount Martha. 

[Vision of an aerial map view of the Peninsula Link and the suburbs that it links]

[Vision of an aerial view of the Peninsula Link]

[Vision of Les Bull]

Les Bull, Project Director Peninsula Link

It provides an important connection down in the Peninsula, solves a lot of traffic congestion issues around the Frankston area, very important road safety issues that needed to be addressed.

[Vision of cars in traffic]

[Vision of an aerial view of the Peninsula Link construction]

David Clements, General Manager Southern Way

Peninsula Link is a significant civil road project for us.

[Vision of David Clements]

It's 27-kilometres long, it's two lanes in each direction.  We have connections to 11 local roads that cross the alignment.  We have 3 freeway-to-freeway connections, both the North and the South ends of the alignment and over the full duration we have 28 structures, bridge structures that traffic will be travelling over, and 27 waterway structures - the more significant of which is the one behind us here at Tuerong Creek crossing.

[Vision of construction of the bridge structures]

[Vision of David Clements]

[Title: Urban Design]

David Clements

We identified early that one of the key drivers for the State is exceptional Urban Design outcomes.

[Vision of an aerial view of the Peninsula Link construction and the surrounding area]

During the design development phase, we've integrated both urban and rural design initiatives that will create a user friendly and environmentally friendly design outcome over the full duration of the road.

[Aerial view of an artist's impression of the Peninsula Link]

As part of the solution, we've created a partnership with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park and over the life of the project we will have a total of fifteen sculptures that are actually integrated into the roadway.

[Vision of the McClelland Gallery]

[Vision of an artist's impression of the sculptures]

[Title: Environment]

[Vision of Les Bull]

Les Bull

We believe it is very important to protect and give back to the environment.  This project is no exception.  There are extensive measures to protect flora and fauna in place.

[Vision of flora]

[Vision of Jenny Carbery]

Jenny Carbery, Project Manager Peninsula Link

There's a lot of environmental work that is being undertaken for the project.  It's being undertaken along the corridor, as well as in the Pines Reserve.  I'm quite excited about the things we're doing in the Pines Reserve, we're creating an underpass that's specifically there for animals to use, it's 60 metres long and 30 metres wide. 

[Vision of an artist's impression of the underpass]

It will have light wells and lots of vegetation's through there. 

[Vision of Jenny Carbery]

We've also got four specific bandicoot crossings that we're putting in.

[Vision of flora]

One of the big projects we're undertaking this year is to commence re-vegetating sixteen hectares of the Pines Reserve.

[Vision of Jenny Carbery]

It used to be a former orchard and we're going to re-plant it with plants that the Southern Brown Bandicoot likes and, in particular, it's plants like these that you see around me.

[Vision of flora]

[Vision of the creek]

As part of the works, we're realigning Tamarisk Creek to create a more natural flow. We're also ensuring that there's going to be a permanent water supply to the wetland that's in the Pines Reserve.

[Vision of the fish, Dwarf Galaxia]

Not only will it help the species that live around that Wetland, it will also ensure that there's future habitat for other species that we're hoping will actually come back to the Pines Reserve.

[Vision of Jenny Carbery]

[Title: Community]

David Clements

There have been in excess of 4000 people inducted into the project since the commencement of the job.

[Vision of workers and machinery at the Peninsula Link]

On any given day, there's around 400 directly employed and subcontractors working over the 27-kilometre long alignment.  A huge number of the people that are working on the project at the moment are from the local area.

[Vision of members of the Peninsula Link Community Advisory Group]

Les Bull

We have a Community Advisory Group; we call it the CAG. 

[Vision of Les Bull]

It meets each month and we discuss the construction and community issues.

[Vision of the Peninsula Link construction site]

It has representation from the local community and council representatives.  The project has an information hub in the Frankston shopping precinct.

[Vision of members of the community, being assisted at the information hub at the Frankston shopping precinct]

People can visit and learn more about the project.

[Vision of David Clements]

David Clements

The community have been very interested in the progress of the works. As part of the response to the community, we're going to create an open day, where they'll get full access to the project, just prior to opening and we'll give the community an opportunity to see the finished product before it's open and available to the traffic. 

[Vision of the Peninsula Link construction site]

[Vision of Cr Colin Hampton]

Cr Colin Hampton, Former Mayor Frankston City Council

Peninsula Link will bring in the visitors from the other parts of Melbourne.  It is economically excellent.  It is socially very advantageous and it is environmentally really, really good. 

[Vision of an artist's impression of the bicycle track]

We have 25 kilometres of bicycle tracks, which we haven't got at the moment, which all interconnect throughout the whole of the Peninsula.

[Vision of Les Bull]

Les Bull

Peninsula Link is a very important part of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and we see a lot of tremendous benefits coming from the project.

[Vision of the Peninsula Link]

Vision of Victoria Government logo and title: Department of Transport

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