Federal Budget to reveal extent of roadblocks in transport funding
- Budget analysis shows motorists short-changed by $4.4 billion
- Peak motoring body says jobs and lives depend on clearing budget roadblocks
This week’s Federal Budget will reveal if the federal government has finally removed the roadblocks that have for too long prevented the flow of infrastructure funds to promised transport projects across Australia.
Analysis by Australia’s peak motoring body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), shows that over the past five Federal Budgets there has been an accumulated shortfall of $4.4 billion between land transport allocations and the totals actually spent.
The 2019/20 financial year alone generated a $1.54 billion shortfall.