High-speed rail to accelerate regional opportunities in Victoria

Victoria’s passenger rail network will be transformed into a European-style rail network under a plan announced by the Victorian Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy MP.

“Infrastructure investment is needed to tackle rising congestion as a result of Victoria’s significant population growth, which is projected to almost double to 10 million people by 2051,” said Mr Stone.

Mr Stone said comprehensive and connected infrastructure projects like these are important to business and all Victorians. These projects will support trade, help get people to where jobs are and improve liveability.

Regional Victoria contributes nearly 20 per cent of Victoria’s annual economic output. It’s home to over 130,000 businesses in agribusiness, tourism, advanced manufacturing, health care, education and retail trade.

The Victorian Chamber calls for a bipartisan approach to ensure businesses and Victorians can benefit from an improved transport system.

Better infrastructure to connect regional workers and business was a key finding of the Victorian Chamber Transport Taskforce, and as a priority for business, is a part of our 2018 election platform, Stronger Business, Stronger Victoria.

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