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Real commitment to Melbourne Airport Rail

Real commitment to Melbourne Airport Rail

The Greens have announced a $1 billion federal commitment to Melbourne Airport Rail, as part of $10 billion in transport funding over four years that prioritises public transport.

“It is unacceptable and frankly embarrassing that in 2016 Melbourne doesn’t have a rail line to the airport,” said Senator Janet Rice, the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure.

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Estimates: Melbourne airport third runway

Senator RICE: I wanted to ask about the Melbourne Airport third-runway proposal and how that is rolling out. I understand that the airport's 2013 master plan lays out the third-runway proposition, amongst many other plans for the airport. Specifically, is there going to be a new environmental impact statement carried out for that aspect of the airport?

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