Topics: Asset Recycling Initiative
PAUL FLETCHER: I just want to make a couple of comments in relation to Labor’s hastily cobbled together announcement today in relation to Western Sydney Airport. Can I start by saying that the Turnbull Government absolutely recognises that the new Western Sydney Airport will need to operate in a way which addresses concerns about flight paths and aircraft noise, and meets the expectations of the community. That’s why we are working through, in a careful and orderly way, issues in relation to aircraft noise, flight plan, and so on.
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.
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.
State governments have been told to lift their game on funding new infrastructure projects, and can no longer treat the Commonwealth like an automatic teller machine that spits out cash, Major Projects Minister Paul Fletcher says.