//Coalition’s response to ETC’s Federal Election Request

Coalition’s response to ETC’s Federal Election Request

The Eastern Transport Coalition asked the major parties to commit to specific projects that will improve public transport in Melbourne’s east as part of the Federal Election.

  • We asked them to commit to the following projects:
  • Remove all remaining level crossings on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines
  • Duplicate tracks on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines to allow a substantial increase in services
  • Fund major upgrades and safety improvements to old, crowded stations, such as Huntingdale, Croydon and Box Hill
  • Commit funding to finally build the Westall Road extension and creating a dedicated bus lane on Springvale Road
  • Extending the Route 75 tram to Upper Ferntree Gully Station, providing access to heavy rail for tens of thousands that don’t currently have it
  • Commit to amenity upgrades to bring all train stations in Melbourne’s east up to standard
  • Fund construction of regional trails, including the Yarra Valley Trail, the Warburton Trail to Taralla Creek Trail, and extend the Box Hill to Ringwood Trail

See the views of the Morrison Government below. (Or click here to access the letter)

Dear Cr James,
Thank you for the opportunity to provide the views of the Morrison Government on important issues facing your members. A response to your quest¡ons is attached’
This election will have real consequences for Australia’s economy and our future. This year, for the first time in more than a decade, the Government will deliver a Budget surplus’
Our plan for a stronger economy will:
L. Create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years
2. Maintain budget surpluses and pay down debt
3. Deliver tax relief to encourage and reward hard working Australians
4. Guarantee increased investments for schools, hospitals and roads
5. Keep Australians safe and our borders secure

The alternative at this election is Mr Shorten. Labor’s risky agenda includes billions of dollars of higher taxes – on retirees, housing, incomes, investments, family businesses, electricity
and more. Thank you for communicating our response to your members
Yours sincerely, 

Andrew Hirst
Federal Director

 

MORRISON GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO EASTERN TRANSPORT COALITION
As a key advocate for more than one million people who live in Melbourne’s east, The Eostern Trønsport Coolition (ETC) is asking you to support reol, sustainable solutions for
the region.
While seruíce delivery is the realm of the Stote Government, ínfrdstructure buíldíng is
certainly a Federol responsíbility. You cøn assíst by commíttíng to the following proiects ín
the east:

Remove all remaining level crossings on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines
Duplicate tracks on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines to allow a substantial increase in services
Fund major upgrades and safety improvements to old, crowded stations, such as Huntingdale, Croydon and Box Hill
Commit funding to finally build the Westall Road extension and creating a dedicated bus lane on Springvale Road
Extending the Route 75 tram to Upper Ferntree Gully Station, providing access to heavy rail for tens of thousands that don’t currently have it
Commit to amenity upgrades to bring all train stations in Melbourne’s east up to standard
Fund construction of regional trails, including the Yarra Valley Trail, the Warburton Trail to Taralla Creek Trail, and extend the Box Hill to Ringwood Trail

The Coalition has made over 527 billion in commitments to Victorian transport infrastructure since 2073. lnvestments like these can only be made because our plan for a
stronger economy is working. We have made significant investments in the areas covered by the Eastern Transport Coalition, including:
o North East Link – $1.8 billion
o Monash Freeway upgrade – 5500 million
o Monash Ra¡l – 5475 million
o Sealing the Dandenong Ranges and Surrounds – $300 million
o Commuter car parking upgrades along the Belgrave/Lilydale lines – S175 mill¡on,
including at:
o Glenferrie
o Camberwell
o Canterbury
o Surrey Hills
o Mitcham
o Heatherdale
o Ringwood
o Heathmont
o Boronia
o Ferntree Gully
o Croydon

o Dorset Road upgrade and extension – $130 million
o Canterbury Road upgrade – $524.5 million
o Henderson Road Bridge and Henderson Road upgrades – $15 million
o Fiztsimmons Lane/ Main Road corridor upgrade – $10 m¡ll¡on
The Morrison Government is also investing 5260 million to fund the removal of the Glenferrie Road level crossing at Kooyong by putting the rail under the road and allowing
thousands of commuters from across the south east of Melbourne faster passage through the area. Putting the rail under the road will reduce the impact on local businesses, sporting
clubs and residents.
This is all part of our record $100 b¡ll¡on infrastructure investment program to help bust congestion and is only possible as a result of a strong economy.
The Morrison Government will continue to work closely with the state and local governments to progress the delivery of vitally needed infrastructure across Melbourne.

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