Residents of the inner west will be given the opportunity to name two new pedestrian bridges in their suburbs.
The West Gate Tunnel Project has installed and opened two brand new pedestrian bridges over the West Gate Freeway making it easier and safer to get around.
Residents of Melbourne’s inner west are now invited to nominate names for these important pieces of infrastructure that will serve the inner west for generations to come.
The competition is open to all residents of Melbourne’s inner west, who are invited to suggest a name and explain in 25 words or less how the name is important to the area.
As well as the privilege of naming a piece of Melbourne’s infrastructure, the winning applicant will receive a VIP invitation to the bridge naming community open day, an exclusive tour of the project, and a $100 voucher for an inner west business in our trader directory
Linking Muir Street, Spotswood with Fogarty Avenue, Yarraville; and Rosala Avenue, Altona North with Richards Court, Brooklyn, the bridges are vital pieces of community infrastructure that connect communities over the West Gate Freeway.
The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver over 14 km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths, making travel easier and safer, including a completed Federation Trail and a new 2.5 km elevated veloway which will give cyclists a safe and express route to and from the city.
Entries will be shortlisted by a panel who will select the final names to be announced at a community open day. Important rules and details on how to enter can be found at: www.westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/nameyourbridges
Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne
“We want the community to have the chance to name these important pieces of infrastructure that connect people of either side of the freeway making it easier and safer to get around.”
“I am excited to see the creative minds of the inner west in action to come up with suitable names for these new bridges.”