$475 Million is nowhere near enough. And incidentally most of the rail reservation has been built over.When last I read about this project the feds had agreed to fund the heavy rail line to the suburb or Rowville. Dictator Dan came back with a light rail option for the route which I thought at the time was a red herring to hold the project up as much as possible. Since this time there have been no announcements and no commitments meaning the Andrews Govt is planning to try and bury the idea when the funding from the feds was made available.
is this another example of procrastination of the govt in Victoria because they simply do not want this work to go ahead? Post COVID19 this would be a good project as heavy rail.
The ALP here in Victoria are not keen for heavy rail delivery having avoided it mostly for close to 22 years. The feeling in Vic was for a tram line which is nonsensical in my opinion as Melbourne has one of the slowest light rail networks in the world.
Having said that you are right why has this gone all quite and could it be dusted off and what happened to the federal cash?