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Offline ozbob

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Re: #ausvotes ALP: infrastructure policies
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2016, 02:16:28 AM »
Couriermail --> Labor’s pledge for Brisbane project (Cross River Rail )

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BRISBANE’S crucial congestion-busting Cross River Rail project will get an $800 million federal funding boost if Labor wins the election.

Leader Bill Shorten will today announce the ALP’s support for the 10km tunnel and series of underground city stations, which is expected to cost more than $5 billion and create 8000 construction jobs.

Labor would also help the Queensland Government access extra money through the party’s proposed “concrete bank’’ facility to leverage private investment in major infrastructure.

The backing is subject to a positive business case being presented for the project, due this month.

“This is about driving economic growth and boosting productivity,’’ Mr Shorten said.

“This is real investment that will deliver thousands of real jobs.” ...
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
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Re: #ausvotes ALP: infrastructure policies
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2016, 11:47:08 AM »
Problem is that Shorten won't be PM on July 3rd, Labor won't be in power.  Back to square one.

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Re: #ausvotes ALP: infrastructure policies
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2016, 02:44:18 PM »
The Guardian --> Labor's campaign launch: Bill Shorten's promises at a glance

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... Transport

In New South Wales, $400m to build a rail link from north-west to south-west Sydney, which would include the proposed airport at Badgerys Creek. The funding would allow planning and construction to run parallel with the development of the airport. Labor says it would create more than 1,000 jobs in planning and construction.

In Western Australia, Labor promised to build the Perth Metronet and, in South Australia, ADELINK and Gawler light rail.

In Victoria, Labor committed to $500m to back the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project and a Park and Ride Access Fund, including five new underground stations and 65 new high-capacity trains. Another $120m in a Park and Ride Access Fund to boost car parking capacity at high-use train stations.

In Queensland, $800m in the Brisbane cross river rail project, which would ease congestion, improve transport connections and create local jobs for a growing Brisbane population ...
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