Fwd: Victorian Budget: Whats in it for transport?
  Richard Youl

The transport union has a fairly comprehensive list.

Regards,

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> Victorian Budget:

> What's in it for transport?

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> 24 November 2020

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> Today marked the highly anticipated budget day. Following the COVID lockdown, this was the Andrews government’s day to spell out their spending plan for the times ahead and mark out their strategy for jobs and economy recovery.

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> Over recent years, the RTBU has continued to campaign for bigger investments into rail and public transport to support not only the work of members today, but provide sustainability and stability into the future. This budget grows on some of the earlier commitments sought, whilst committing to new endeavours for the transport sector, this budget puts our industry in a strong position for the years ahead.

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> The key items listed in this budget are:

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> $2.2 billion to get started with preparatory works required for the Suburban Rail Loop

> $2 billion for the first stages of the Geelong Fast Rail recently announced

> $1.483 billion to build 100 next generation trams in Victoria

> $400 million for the Shepparton Rail Line Upgrade Stage 2

> $206 million for the Warrnambool Rail Line Upgrade Stage 2

> $899.2 million for the Waurn Ponds Track Duplication Stage 2

> $187.6 million Regional Rail Sustainability Fund to boost V/Line’s infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance and renewals

> $231.4 million allocated to developing additional car parking at stations across the state

> $276.5 million towards Dandenong Corridor Readiness Works

> The RTBU will continue to advocate for further investment at all levels in our industry including the utilisation of internally generic funding allocation for maintenance and upgrades.

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