The Murray Basin Rail Project will deliver key benefits for primary producers and freight operators, including increased capacity, improved network reliability and resilience, and reduced journey times.
In April 2016, the Australian Government committed to the Murray Basin Freight Rail Project, which was to standardise the rail network and deliver significant efficiencies for industry and allow more freight to be carried by rail.
|Will deliver an extensive package of works recommended by the revised business case and the Victorian Government, which includes remedying key issues caused by works to date.||$200,200,000|
|2016||This project will upgrade the Murray Basin Freight Rail network. The project will restore, standardise and upgrade the Maryborough to Yelta rail line (406km); the Sea Lake to Korong Vale branch line (142km); the Manangatang to Dunolly branch line (248km); the Gheringhap to Maryborough rail line (140km); and will re-open the Maryborough to Ararat standard gauge rail line (87km). |
A key part of the rescue package is $5 million for planning to deliver a fully standardised network of the Murray Basin Freight Rail Network.
Funding Source | Infrastructure Investment Program and Regional Rail Revival Package
Responsible Entity for the Works | Victorian State Government