Now in stage three of development, the Western Distributor Project has been proclaimed as the solution to transport issues in Melbourne’s West, with economic and employment benefits.

However, there are many questions that have been left unanswered about how this project will prepare Melbourne for the future challenges of the 21st Century.

If the Western Distributor is the answer, what was the question?

Join us for the first of instalment of the RMIT Centre for Urban Research’s Talking Transport series where we bring together leading experts from government, academia, industry and the community sector, to explore and identify real solutions for our city’s future mobility.

Panelists will be looking beyond the specifics and detail of the Western Distributor as currently envisaged, and to instead explore the broader transport and urban planning issues that the project seeks to address, such as:

  • What issues does the project seek to solve?
  • What future needs does the project seek to meet?
  • What are the implications of the project for planning and governance?



Image supplied by Victorian Government.


RMIT University City Campus, Bowen Street, Building 5, Level 3, Room 1


22 March 2017