Local councils across New South Wales will benefit from the final instalment of funding for 2015–16 under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.
A re-elected Turnbull Government will undertake a significant corridor study to improve
safety and traffic capacity on the Bass Highway between Cooee and Wynyard.
Labor's so-called 'Metronet' funding commitment today is really an announcement that it will refuse to back the vitally needed Perth Freight Link project. The Turnbull Government has already announced a plan to deliver $490 million to Forrestfield Airport Link – existing planned work Labor has simply rebranded as 'MetroNet'.
Anthony Albanese is desperate to distance himself from WestConnex as he chases Greens votes in Grayndler – so desperate that today he told ABC Radio the opposite of what he said in 2014about whether Labor funded WestConnex when in Government.
PVO: Welcome back to the program. As promised, I’m joined now by the Major Projects Minister Paul Fletcher. Thanks very much for your company
PAUL FLETCHER: Well I just wanted to make some comments about a number of infrastructure issues. I’m here today to speak to the Australian British Chamber of Commerce about Labor’s $10 billion ‘concrete bank’ proposal. I’m going to point out that so far they have identified some $35 billion worth of projects that are supposedly going to be funded by this $10 billion.
The Port Botany Rail Line is a good project – unfortunately Labor has got key details wrong and its announced funding of $175 million is less than half of what is required to deliver it.