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.


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.


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.


  • 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.
Media Releases

Construction to begin on upgrades to Waurn Ponds Station

Joint release with Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack  More frequent services and increased reliability on the Geelong Line are a step closer with construction works to upgrade Waurn Ponds Station set to begin later this month. Artist impressions released today give passengers and the community a glimpse of what the

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Media Releases

Faster rail projects a key driver of our economic recovery

Faster rail projects across our region will be a key driver of our economic recovery. Once again, I call on the Victorian Government to bring forward the delivery of the Geelong rail duplication project. In August 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote to Premier Daniel Andrews offering to fast-track infrastructure

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Media Releases

Fast rail in the slow lane not good enough

Letter to the editor I write to correct statements made by the G21 Alliance in relation to the Geelong rail duplication project as reported in your story ‘Regional delegation heads to capital for rail duplication funding’ (Geelong Advertiser, March 11).   In August 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote to Premier

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