Letter to the Editor (Better regional rail under Liberal Nationals)
Monday 3 September 2018
Regional Victoria needs a modern and reliable regional rail network if we are going to properly decentralise our population.
But city-centric Labor can’t see past Melbourne.
With a flagship ‘Regional Rail Revival’ nearly entirely Federal Government funded - $1.6 billion of the $1.75 billion is Commonwealth money – and botched delivery of the once-in-a-generation Murray Basin Rail Project, Daniel Andrews has shown again and again why he’s the Premier for Melbourne.
By contrast, a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver for regional Victoria.
We’ll invest in fast, reliable and comfortable new trains for country Victoria that will get you where you need to be, when you need to be there.
Our plan for better regional rail also includes investigating a dedicated Gippsland rail line out of Melbourne’s south-east, we’ll double the number of return trains to Shepparton and do the work needed to return passenger trains to Mildura.
The solution to Melbourne’s congestion has to include Regional Victoria.
Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan for line upgrades, new trains and more so that regional passengers have better, faster and reliable rail services as soon as possible.
Leader of The Nationals
Member for Murray Plains