In an election year budget, the Napthine government has picked up on the public mood and gone all out on transport spending, pledging that up to $24 billion will be invested in major new road and rail projects that will transform Melbourne.
The showpiece of this year's budget is the "Melbourne Rail Link", a 7.5 kilometre tunnel from South Yarra to Southern Cross Station
that the government says will deliver a 30 per cent boost to rail capacity, carrying 35,000 extra passengers per hour on 30 extra train services.
With $830 million committed over the next four years, starting with a modest $40 million in this budget, the Melbourne Rail Link is scheduled to open in 2023, Treasurer Michael O'Brien said.
"Melbourne Rail Link will be the biggest expansion of the rail network since Henry Bolte created the City Loop," Mr O'Brien said.
So Kensington is now out of scope? It is going to take 9 years to complete the project.
How much money has been allocated to transport projects outside of Melbourne?