The Victorian Opposition has released what it describes as an ambitious but conservative plan to relieve congestion on the state's roads.
If it wins government next year, Labor says it will lease out the Port of Melbourne to a private operator.
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says that will provide the money to pay for the removal of 50 of Victoria's most dangerous level crossings.
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this is probably not a unreasonable idea. to remove level crossings from any system cannot be a bad approach. it serves two purposes. it makes the network safer and reduces traffic congestion for cars waiting at crossings.
the rest of the plan seems a disappointment. do you guys really want more trucks on the bridge or do you need a much needed intermodal terminal in the west which can send containers to and from the port or ports?