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melbourne airport rail up and away with andrews government $5b pledge




work on an rail link to melbourne airport could be underway within four years, the state government will announce on sunday.premier daniel andrews will get on board the huge infrastructure project which was kick-started by a pledge of $5 billion from the turnbull’s government federal budget in may...



turnbull government finally buys into melbourne's congestion problem




in the past 50 years, federal and state governments have combined to build just one new rail line in victoria, the $3.7 billion regional rail link between southern cross station and werribee.that figure just doubled and then some in the space of a morning. budget 2018-19 papers being printed in canb...



malcolm turnbull pledges $5b for melbourne airport rail link




prime minister malcolm turnbull is set to promise $5 billion for a melbourne airport train line.mr turnbull wrote to premier daniel andrews on wednesday suggesting a 50-50 funding arrangement with the state, using the $2 billion victoria will get from selling its share of the snowy hydro scheme, acc...



high-speed trains to link geelong and melbourne under fresh plan




high-speed trains could one day link melbourne and geelong, under fresh government plans for a new rail link.the andrews government will set aside $50 million in the 2018/19 state budget for detailed planning to investigate a fast rail link connecting the two cities, with a business case set to fol...



andrews hoarding billions in road, rail money, says canberra




the latest flashpoint over the monash freeway demonstrates the lack of trust between the two levels of government that must co-operate if the congestion plaguing the nation’s fastest-growing city is to be tackled.mr fletcher last week accused the andrews government of playing “childish political...



pm talks up melbourne airport train link




the federal government is considering going it alone on a melbourne airport train, but the state says the route needs to be planned first. a melbourne airport rail line is important, but the victorian government says it needs to be properly planned after reports the commonwealth could go it alone on...



jackie trad slams federal government money for victorian rail link




the queensland government has slammed the federal coalition for offering victoria funding for a major rail project while denying funding for brisbane's cross river rail.prime minister malcolm turnbull has offered $5 billion to build a melbourne airport rail link, and wants the victorian government t...



backing secured for major airport serving melbourne's south-east




a $7 billion proposal to build a privately-owned international airport for melbourne's south-east will be presented to the victorian government next week.melbourne-headquarted paragon premier investment fund wants to build a commercial airport between koo wee rup and lang lang, to service melbourne'...



victorian government $1.45b rail upgrade a 'santa wish list': federal transport




a major regional rail overhaul promised by the state government has been derided as a "santa wish list" by federal transport minister darren chester.the andrews government on sunday pledged a series of upgrades for regional rail services with $1.45 billion in disputed funding from the federal govern...



compared to overseas airports, melbourne stands out for lack of rail




public discussion of rail links to airports has been narrowly focused on the idea of a single line and where to run it. in melbourne, the politics of this debate has so far prevented a railway from being built, because it is not possible for one line to meet all of the landside access needs of the a...



andrews slams idea for muslim youth 'safe places'




victoria will review the islamic council of victoria's state government funding after it proposed safe spaces where youths could express inflammatory views. premier daniel andrews says he's "very troubled" by the islamic council of victoria's suggestion for safe spaces where muslim youth "could be r...



australian govt will not finance rail link for adani's $16 bn project




in a blow to the adani group, the australian government today said it would not finance a vital rail-link project that supports beleaguered indian energy giant's 16.5 billion dollars carmichael coal mine.adani has sought a 900 million dollar concessional loan for rail to link the carmichael mine to ...



andrews, hanson slam islamic council's submission for muslim youth 'safe places'




victoria will review the islamic council of victoria's state government funding after it proposed safe spaces where youths could express inflammatory views. premier daniel andrews says he's "very troubled" by the islamic council of victoria's suggestion for safe spaces where muslim youth "could be r...



andrews, hanson slam islamic council's submission for muslim youth 'safe places'




victoria will review the islamic council of victoria's state government funding after it proposed safe spaces where youths could express inflammatory views. premier daniel andrews says he's "very troubled" by the islamic council of victoria's suggestion for safe spaces where muslim youth "could be r...



almost $1 billion of taxpayer money spent on government advertising




victorians spent almost $1 billion dollars on government advertising over nine years – including the cost of spruiking unfunded promises and infrastructure projects that were never built.and despite labor promising to ban taxpayer-funded party-political advertising, hefty sums are still being spen...



two routes emerge as top tickets for airport rail




the “albion” option, proposed by public transport victoria in 2012, which would run airport-bound trains on the sunbury line through tottenham, footscray and sunshine, is also now thought to be impractical due to the strain on the sunbury line following the population boom in the western suburbs...



massive boost for regional rail after victoria secures extra $600m from turnbull




victoria's regional rail system will get a $1.57 billion overhaul after the turnbull government agreed to contribute an additional $600 million to fund the network's upgrade. earlier this year the andrews government announced a major rail upgrade by banking on a federal funding bonus it claimed it...



massive boost for regional rail after victoria secures extra $600m from turnbull




victoria's regional rail system will get a $1.57 billion overhaul after the turnbull government agreed to contribute an additional $600 million to fund the network's upgrade.earlier this year the andrews government announced a major rail upgrade by banking on a federal funding bonus it claimed it wa...



muslim youth 'safe places' not 'rage rooms': islamic council responds after andr




victoria will review the islamic council of victoria's state government funding after it proposed safe spaces where youths could express inflammatory views. the islamic council of victoria says its proposal for “safe spaces” for muslim youth at risk of radicalisation should not be misconstrued a...



melbourne metro bidders told not to build out future south yarra station




the three consortiums bidding to build the andrews government's huge melbourne metro rail project have been instructed not to do anything that would rule out a future underground station at south yarra.the directive is the clearest sign yet that the government believes the station will eventually be...



compared to overseas airports, melbourne stands out for lack of rail




loadingthe history of planning for a melbourne airport rail link has been dogged by party-political differences focused on the idea of a single railway and the question of its route out to tullamarine. traditionally, the coalition parties have favoured the express proposals, while the labor party ha...



benefits deliberately distorted to support road, says expert




cartoon: matt golding  the economic and traffic benefits of transurban's proposed $5.5 billion motorway through melbourne's west were deliberately distorted and misrepresented in victoria's assessment of the road, a former transport consultant on the project for the andrews government says.and it h...



benefits deliberately distorted to support road, says expert




cartoon: matt golding  the economic and traffic benefits of transurban's proposed $5.5 billion motorway through melbourne's west were deliberately distorted and misrepresented in victoria's assessment of the road, a former transport consultant on the project for the andrews government says.and it h...



proposed koo wee rup airport would be 'melbourne's badgerys creek'




ambitious plans to build a major airport near koo wee rup have been described as melbourne's answer to sydney's badgerys creek project. paragon premier investment fund has said it wants to build the commercial airport at a site between koo wee rup and lang lang. it said the airport could be ope...



victorian regions get v/line services boost, but 'rail revival' still hinges on




an extra 142 new weekly train services are destined for regional victoria, with nearly half going to geelong.the new services will start from august 27, with 69 a week set for geelong, while the bendigo and ballarat lines will get an extra 18 services a week each. the state government wants to spend...