Hotham wins with Turnbull Government’s $1.5 billion infrastructure plan

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Liberal candidate for Hotham, George Hua, welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of the Coalition’s $1.5 billion Victorian Transport Plan.

“The Coalition’s $1.5 billion Victorian Transport Plan is a huge win for Hotham,” Mr Hua said.

George said the Coalition’s $1.5 billion Victorian Transport Plan is focused on upgrading infrastructure to cut Melbourne’s traffic congestion crisis.

“Critically for the people of Hotham, this plan includes $500 million to upgrade the clogged Monash Freeway and $75 million to tackle local congestion hotspots,” Mr Hua said.

“Traffic congestion is a real concern to residents of Hotham. Smart investment in road and rail infrastructure across Melbourne will help our city grow and ensure local families are not stuck in traffic for hours each day,” Mr Hua said.

The Turnbull Government has also indicated that $3 billion of federal funding remains available to any Victorian government that builds the entire East West Link.

“Victorians are rightly confused and angry that Labor wasted $1.1 billion not to build the East West Link, a project that Infrastructure Australia has determined to be a high priority initiative,” Mr Hua said.

“The Turnbull Government remains committed to the East West Link, and the Coalition’s offer of $3 billion still stands should any Victorian Government decide to proceed,” Mr Hua said.

Other elements of the plan include the final upgrades of the Western Ring Road, planning work on the Melbourne Metro project and multi-million dollar road safety upgrade of regional roads to be mutually agreed between the Australian and Victorian governments.

George encourages Hotham commuters to find out more at http://transportplanforvictoria.com.au

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18 April 2016

Media enquiries: George Hua 0450 210 423

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