The plan is supported by a $130 million investment from the Victorian and Australian governments for detailed engineering and design work, which is being undertaken by Rail Projects Victoria alongside the planning for Melbourne Airport Rail.
Significant progress has already been made in this space, with the Australian and Victorian governments announcing:
- the preferred route for Melbourne Airport Rail(opens in a new window), and
- stage one of Geelong Fast Rail(opens in a new window).
Transforming Victoria’s rail network in the growing west requires staged investments across the medium and long term to maximise benefits to passengers and increase capacity in the network.
It is essential that these complex and interrelated investments are planned and sequenced carefully to ensure the best network and passenger outcomes are achieved.