Anyone who has attempted the peak-hour commute from Western Sydney knows how frustrating it can be when you’re stuck in traffic.
The Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide the full funding required to build the Western Distributor project is confirmation of the position the Turnbull Government has taken on this project – because its economics are underpinned by tolls, both on the new components and through an extension of the CityLink toll concession, it is not a project which requires grant funding from the Commonwealth.
The third report card for the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan has been released, showing significant progress has been made in delivery of the projects.
Motorists in Western Sydney are now benefiting from improved road connections with the first stage of the Narellan Road upgrade open to traffic.
Labor Infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese makes misleading claims today about Adelaide's North South Corridor.
The final section of the Townsville Ring Road is expected be completed six months ahead of schedule.
Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Paul Fletcher said the $200 million Townsville Ring Road Section 4 (TRR4) project was scheduled for completion by mid-2017, but is now expected to be completed in January 2017.
PRIME MINISTER: Well welcome everyone. What a great day. I’m here with the Treasurer and many of my Ministerial colleagues, my Victorian colleagues, to announce the Coalition’s plan for Victorian infrastructure. A plan that will see $1.5 billion invested in the roads and the rail that will ensure that Victorians are able to get to work and get to school without spending hour after hour of frustrating delay in traffic jams.
The Turnbull Government has committed to an additional $1.5 billion to get on with essential infrastructure to support Victoria’s regions and ensure Melbourne retains its mantle as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
PAUL FLETCHER: Well good afternoon. I’m very pleased to be here. I’m just wanting to make some comments about an announcement that’s been made today by the Queensland Government in relation to the Cross River Rail project.