Delivering for Corio
Delivering Faster Rail
The Morrison Government has committed to the following rail upgrades which will deliver faster, more affordable passenger rail services for Corio residents.
GEELONG RAIL DUPLICATION
With upgrades at Waurn Ponds Station already underway, the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds rail upgrade is expected to deliver 1,300 direct and indirect jobs, upgraded platforms and planning for a duplicated rail tunnel to Geelong Station. $605 million is being brought into the forward estimates after the Victorian Government agreed to accelerate planning and construction timelines.
FASTER RAIL BETWEEN MELBOURNE AND GEELONG
In March 2019, Prime Minister Morrison announced a commitment of $2 billion to deliver faster rail services to Melbourne. This is an incredibly important project for regional Victoria and also western Melbourne. We are yet to see any matching funding or a plan from the Victorian Government.
WARRNAMBOOL LINE UPGRADE
- This project will deliver further upgrades to the Warrnambool Rail Line including track works to improve the ride quality, reliability and resilience of the line for passenger and freight rail services. These works will also assist with the introduction of modern VLocity-class trains, maximising the benefits of the new trains for passengers.
Morrison Government invests $1.1 billion in transport infrastructure to boost Victorian economic recovery
JMR PRIME MINISTER MORRISON DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER McCORMACK TREASURER FRYDENBERG AND URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE MINISTER TUDGE The Victorian economy will be boosted, roads will be safer and thousands of jobs created, with a $1.1 billion investment into transport infrastructure from the Federal Coalition as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
I commend Geelong’s key local organisations along with the City of Greater Geelong for collaborating on its funding priorities for our region. I look forward to continuing to work with these organisations to support their aspirations. After leading the advocacy and securing critical Commonwealth funding for projects such as the