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05
Oct

Lovell hails Federal Liberal Government’s investment in Shepparton Rail.

The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has welcomed the Federal Liberal Government’s commitment of $320 million to upgrade the Shepparton Rail line saying it is great news for Greater Shepparton.

The Federal Liberal Government has had to step in and fill the enormous budget black hole that was left in this project due to the State Labor Government’s fiscal incompetence. Labor and Suzanna Sheed over promised and under delivered on this project which is behind time and over budget.

The Federal Liberal Government has committed $320 million to upgrade the tracks on the Shepparton Rail line, allowing trains to travel at speeds of up to 130kph per hour which should reduce travel time between Shepparton and Melbourne to under 2 hours.

Thanks to the Federal Liberal Government, Shepparton residents can now look forward to faster trains and more daily services between Shepparton and Melbourne.

The Federal Liberal Government’s commitment to fund the black hole in the Shepparton Rail Project frees up State infrastructure funding which should now be used to fund Stage 1 of the Shepparton Bypass in the upcoming State Budget.

Ms Lovell called on the State Labor Government to step up and fund their share of the bypass project, which has had a Federal Liberal Government commitment of $208 million sitting on the table for well over 12 months.

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Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240       jason.kelly@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

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