Vic and NT budgets out


The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides more than $2 billion for public transport, $67 million of which will go towards bus-related projects

Vic and NT budgets out
Sixty-seven million dollars will go towards bus-related projects as part of the Victorian Government budget

 

The $67 million package will help fund new bus services, and $2.1 million will fund extra peak hour bus services to Fishermans Bend.

$13.7 million will upgrade Huntingdale and Werribee bus interchanges, create extra parking at Montmorency and Cardinia Road Stations, and build a new bus interchange and more parking at Ballarat Station.

A very large ammount will be spent on the level crossing removals, with 10 level crossings already removed, 13 more currently being removed and another 28 removals to be completed by the end of 2018.

Victorian Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan says the budget strikes a good balance.

"This budget delivers better public transport for every Victorian, wherever you live," she says

"The budget continues our transformation of Melbourne’s transport system, with more services, in better buses, trains and trams, all over Melbourne."

The budget builds on previous investment for the state’s biggest public transport projects including the $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel, 65 new high-capacity trains, the Hurstbridge Line upgrade, and the Mernda Rail Extension.

Meanwhile, The Northern Territory budget will see $733.5 million spent to upgrade roads and transport infrastructure.

 

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