GETTING ON WITH VICTORIA’S BIG BUILD
Across Victoria we have shovels in the ground.
Our Road Maintenance Blitz has resurfaced more than 1,800 kilometres of road across the state, including Cheltenham Road in Keysborough.
We’ve past the half-way mark in tunnelling for the ground-breaking Metro Tunnel Project, connecting the Sunbury Line to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines. The project includes two nine-kilometre tunnels up to 30 metres below Melbourne, five new underground stations and an additional capacity for more than half-a-million passengers a week during peak periods.
Our Big Build is creating and supporting thousands of jobs and delivering crucial improvements to our road and public transport networks. But we’re not done yet.
The Premier recently announced the route for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. This has been talked about for years. Well, no longer. By 2029, Victorians will be able to catch a train to and from the airport.
We are also gearing up to start construction on the Suburban Rail Loop – the biggest rail project ever built in Victoria. We’re providing a $2.2 billion boost in the 2020/21 Budget to commence Stage 1 of the project. The Suburban Rail Loop will link every major train line between Frankston and Werribee via Melbourne Airport. This includes new and extra stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash University, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill.