The Committee for Greater Frankston has made a formal submission to Infrastructure Australia ahead of its 2020 infrastructure priority list on the lack of public transport across the Greater Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula region. Outlining the proposal for the Frankston rail extension- our region most important infrastructure project- and how it will benefit the 400,000 living in the region (a population of equal size to Canberra).
The Infrastructure Australia priority list is a list of nationally significant projects, which provides the Federal and State government decision makers with advice and guidance on infrastructure investment that will benefit the entire country by improving access to future employment hubs and local jobs.
Committee CEO said, “The enormous public benefits of extending the Frankston train line are well known throughout our community. The federal Coalition government and federal Opposition understand the nationally-significant benefits and both have already committed to provide $225 million, half of the project’s estimated cost.
However, the extension of the Frankston train line – and the benefits it will bring – is not guaranteed. Extending the train line requires both federal and state government funding. The Victorian Labor government has yet to commit to the project. If the Victorian State government does not back the project, it cannot go ahead.
Click here to read the submission on poor regional public transport across the Greater Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region