ADJOURNMENT | SUBURBAN RAIL LOOP

Suburban Rail Loop – Kaushaliya Vaghela MP

QUESTION TO THE MINISTER REGARDING SUBURBAN RAIL LOOPSuburban Rail Loop is a vital project that will make Melbourne an ultra modern city.This vital project will completely change the Victorian public transport system, by connecting the priority growth precincts with suburbs all across the City.I requested Minister for Transport Infrastructure the Hon. Jacinta Allan to provide my constituents an update on how Andrews Labor Government will make sure that the Suburban Rail Loop caters to the demands of the growing population of the Western suburbs?#KaushaliyaMP

Posted by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (17:00:06): My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Honourable Jacinta Allan, MP. The action I seek from the minister is to provide an update on how the Andrews Labor government will make sure that the Suburban Rail Loop caters to the demands of the growing population of the Western Metropolitan Region. The Suburban Rail Loop is a remarkable project which will completely change the Victorian public transport system. The Suburban Rail Loop will connect Melbourne’s middle suburbs to priority growth precincts and link all Victorians to major health, education and employment centres. The 90-kilometre rail link will connect every major railway line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line via Melbourne Airport, easing demand on existing lines and shifting more Melburnians out of their cars. Infrastructure is near and dear to my heart, and I believe that well-designed infrastructure projects like the Suburban Rail Loop will bring prosperity not only to Western Metropolitan Region but to the whole city of Melbourne. When it is finished, the people living in Western Metropolitan Region will not need to travel through the centre of Melbourne to access jobs. High-growth economic precincts outside the CBD will have access to talent all over Melbourne, thanks to the Suburban Rail Loop. I want to encourage all Victorians to have their say on all elements of the project through a community survey and the local pop-ups that have begun along stage 1 of the Suburban Rail Loop.