Friday 5 October 2018
High Speed Rail Authority to be based in Latrobe Valley
The High Speed Rail Authority will be established in the Latrobe Valley by a Liberal Nationals Government to manage the delivery of European-style High Speed Rail right across Victoria.
The High Speed Rail Authority and its staff will be based in the Latrobe Valley for the duration of the 10 year construction project.
High Speed Rail will be for regional Victorians by regional Victorians and not Melbourne bureaucrats.
The High Speed Rail Authority will oversee this project which will employ around 10,000 Victorians.
European-style High Speed Rail will mean passengers on the Melbourne and Traralgon route will save 67 minutes on their current journey with a new commute time of just 65 minutes for the 160 kilometre journey.
Reaching speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour, Victoria’s new high speed rail network will be the fastest in Australia.
Bringing Victoria’s cities closer together with European-style High Speed Rail is the cornerstone of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to ease the population squeeze by decentralising our jobs and our population.
A Liberal Nationals Government will make sure Victorians benefit from our record investment in infrastructure across all of our state.
Our record investment in strategic infrastructure to decentralise our jobs and our population will create tens of thousands of jobs for Victorians and opportunities for businesses and local suppliers.
A Liberal Nationals Government will put Victorian workers and businesses.