Media Release

26 April 2018

Davis: Daniel Andrews’ $50m pipe dream

Thursday 26 April 2018

Daniel Andrews’ $50m pipe dream

This is a stunt that will just cost taxpayers $50 million.

Yet again, Daniel Andrews has just announced an expensive study for fast rail to Geelong that will just funnel money into the pockets of consultants and deliver no service improvements.

Daniel Andrews will be long retired by the time anything happens on this project.

Victorians should not be fooled by Daniel Andrews’ trickery – he won’t give them anything for decades.

The reliability and punctuality of train services to Geelong have declined over the last three years. How can anyone expect Daniel Andrews to build a faster train service when he can’t even run the current service properly?

It’s doubtful Daniel Andrews could even run a steam train on time.

Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to immediately begin delivering on better services for regional Victoria.

Matthew Guy has recently announced a Liberal Nationals government would invest $633 million to build and deliver new VLocity style trains.

These trains will be real – unlike Daniel Andrews’ promises today.

If we really want to decentralise our population and take the strain off Melbourne then we need more than just yet another study.

In this last week alone, the Liberal Nationals have announced four new major plans to get regional Victoria moving including double the train services to Shepparton, extending passenger services from Maryborough to Donald and upgrading the Mildura train line.