VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT - EAST/WEST LINK
The Premier of Victoria has asked Sir Rod Eddington to conduct a study into the need for an improved transport linkage between the eastern side of Melbourne metropolis and the western side. Sir Rod has asked for input from the industry and other interested parties.
Balance Research has made a submission suggesting that to avoid the expected doubling and redoubling of road traffic in coming decades, railway systems could be enabled to absorb most of the growth in total task, retaining road traffic around its present level, and that this outcome would use less land, less energy and cause less damage.
The submission includes our submissions and hearing transcripts from the Productivity Commission enquiries "Progress in Rail Reform" and "Road and Rail Freight Infrastructure Pricing". It may be downloaded from the DOI (Department of Infrastructure) website (as submission number xx) or from here:
Submission, pdf 684 KB