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.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Paul Fletcher and NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay were today joined by local members to open the 26.5 kilometre Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade to traffic.
The Turnbull Government will drive jobs and growth in South Australia by investing $43 million in the Flinders Link project – part of an $85 million extension to the Tonsley rail line.
An independent review has found that the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 has led to a significant reduction in the mass of pollutants and emissions arising from the use of regulated fuel.