And with three transport super hubs at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine – regional passengers will also benefit, no longer having to travel through the CBD to get to work, our world-class hospitals or universities in the suburbs.
This is a project that will fundamentally change the way we travel, connecting Victorians to jobs, education, healthcare – and most importantly, to each other.
This Budget invests $2.2 billion to kick-off initial and early works on Stage One running between Cheltenham and Box Hill – laying the groundwork for tunnelling, including preparation of our tunnel boring machine launch sites and geotechnical investigation.
Not only will this investment kick-start work on this city and State-shaping project, it’ll support initially up to 800 jobs – getting more Victorians into work and supporting our State’s recovery.
This project is anticipated to support a further 20,000 jobs during construction and take thousands of passengers off existing rail lines and 200,000 fewer cars off our major roads.
Reviewed 23 November 2020