Media Release

16 October 2018

Davis: Warrnambool misses out under Labor again

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Warrnambool misses out under Labor again

Daniel Andrews and Jacinta Allan have announced faster rail for Ballarat and Geelong.

Warrnambool misses out under Labor.

And to add insult to injury, not only does the Warrnambool line past Geelong miss out on faster rail but its residents will have to pay higher taxes so Geelong and Ballarat can get faster rail.

The Liberal Nationals Government will build a fast rail between Warrnambool and Geelong, slashing travel times by and hour and a half.

The Liberal Nationals will build faster rail between Warrnambool and Melbourne will see the current travel time of 3 hours and 25 minutes reduced to 1 hour and 52 minutes – a saving of over 3 hours on a roundtrip.

Reaching speeds of 160 kilometres per hour, on the Warrnambool line, the state wide network will be the fastest in Australia. The Warrnambool line has a current maximum speed of around only 115kms per hour.

It’s obvious that Jacinta Allan and Labor are treating Warrnambool like a small country town not a regional hub.

At next month’s election, Victorians will have a clear choice, between paying for Labor’s plans for Ballarat and Geelong or Matthew Guy’s plan of building a state of cities, decentralising Victoria and bringing people to fill jobs in Warrnambool.