Westbrook residents first to benefit from Leakes Road widening
Land at Truganina’s in-demand Westbrook estate is about to become even more sought after, with major upgrades to Leakes Road set to get underway in the coming months.
Running the full length of Westbrook’s Southern Precinct, Leakes Road is one of Truganina’s key thoroughfares, carrying an estimated 23,000 cars each day. And this number is only expected to increase, given the growing number of people making the move to Tarneit and Truganina – Westbrook alone is ultimately expected to be home to more than 10,500 residents.
The roadworks will see the current dual carriageway widened to two lanes in each direction, significantly increasing Leake’s Road’s capacity, and delivering locals with reduced travel times, more efficient traffic flows and greater connectivity with surrounding areas.
With completion of the works expected to take 18 months, construction of the initial 1.5 km stretch of new road between Skeleton Creek and Alcock Road directly adjacent to Westbrook will commence in August, while VicRoads will begin duplication works to the remaining sections of the Leakes Road, between Derrimut Road and the Princes Freeway, later this year.
Other important projects underway at Westbrook in coming months are the relocation of overhead power lines underground along Alcock Road and to the north, the upgrade of the Doherty’s Road and Morris Road intersection, which will be carried out by a neighbouring developer.
Presently in the design phase, the Morris Road overpass is another project which will greatly benefit local residents. The new overpass will cross the regional rail link and connect the estate’s north and south precincts. Plans will be finalised in coming months and a construction start date is proposed for the first half of 2019.
Dennis Family Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Levinge, says the first phase of the Leakes Road widening project is yet another key benefit enhancing Westbrook’s appeal. “Improved access to the estate along one of the area’s major arterials, along with Westbrook’s proximity to Tarneit Station, is a major point of difference from other estates in the area, and is clearly an additional drawcard for prospective purchasers – many of whom work in the CBD or further afield.”
But he is quick to point out this is just one of several factors which has driven demand for land at Westbrook. “We know that today’s prospective buyers are seeking a sense of community, affordability, amenities and accessibility to the city – all of which are still well and truly attainable in the City of Wyndham. We have certainly been able to offer our residents each of these things at Westbrook and, as a result, sales have been consistently strong since the project’s launch.”
Situated just 24 kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre, Westbrook will eventually be home to a local community centre and a secondary school, along with 32 kilometres of shared paths, extensive parkland and premium sporting and recreational facilities – all perfect for future residents looking to make the most of outdoor living.