Opposition leader Bill Shorten and his infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese [at his side] were campaigning in Pakenham North on Sunday morning, promising $850 million to improve the congested roads of Melbourne’s sprawling south-east, if Labor wins government in May.
Meanwhile in Sydney, in Albanese’s inner-city electorate, when he’s pandering to Greens, he says the opposite.
Albanese promises no WestConnex funding
May 20, 2016:
“THE WestConnex Motorway would receive no funding under a Federal Labor Government, Grayndler federal Labor MP Anthony Albanese has promised. Mr Albanese made his pledge at a public meeting last night organised by No WestConnex Annandale which was also attended by Grayndler federal Greens candidate Jim Casey. Mr Albanese said Federal Labor has never, and will never commit a dollar to the construction of WestConnex.
Source: News Local
Is congestion in Melbourne different to congestion in Marrickville?
The difference is that in Melbourne, Shorten and Albanese are appealing to hard-working Liberal voters who simply want to get to work on time.
Melbourne voters who are fed up with congestion, and especially Greens voters, should take note of who is leading the strategy to take cars off the roads.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged $2 billion to build a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong (and only $70 million to upgrade Racecourse Road in Pakenham).
While Victorian Labor plays catchup, and Albanese REFUSES to contribute to Westconnex (which will take trucks and cars off the road IN HIS OWN ELECTORATE), NSW has virtually completed the North-West Rail link – while Victoria is still only TALKING about the Geelong link.
Sydney Metro Northwest Rail link opens in May
Ms Berejiklian was joined by Transport Minister Andrew Constance and local MPs for the first ride on the new driverless train, which will run from Rouse Hill in the city’s north-west and will eventually link up with Chatswood, the CBD and the south-west. The rail link, due to officially open in May, is the introduction of Australia’s first fully automated passenger line, which can reach a maximum speed of 90 kilometres per hour. “This is a truly historic day, not just for NSW but for Australia,” Ms Berejiklian
Source: ABC News
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