Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan has slammed the Liberal campaign of misinformation about the level crossings the Andrews Labor Government is removing on the Frankston line.
Federal Liberal election propaganda distributed in the federal seat of Isaacs is a desperate attempt to distract from their lack of funding for Victoria.
Despite being the fastest growing State and home to 25 per cent of Australia’s population, Victoria still receives just 9 per cent of Federal infrastructure funding.
The Labor Government will remove 11 level crossings on the Frankston line. Three of these crossings are almost gone, and the Government is undertaking extensive consultation on the removal of the remaining eight.
Between Caulfield and Dandenong, the Labor Government is removing every single level crossing. That’s not the case on the Frankston line, where the Government is removing level crossings at separate sites with crossings left in between.
As a result, a continuous elevated line over every one of the eight crossings won’t be possible, and won’t be built.
The Labor Government continues to assess the best option on a site-by-site basis, to ensure the best solution is found for each community.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“We will not be building a Dandenong line-style ‘Skyrail’ on the Frankston line. Any allegations we will are false.”
“We will remove 11 dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line. The first three are almost gone and we’re undertaking detailed consultation on the removal of the remaining eight.
“The Liberals are desperate to distract attention from the fact that they didn’t remove a single one of these crossings and are dudding Victoria – not giving us the funding we deserve for the projects we need.”
“We will work with the community, engineers and experts to develop the best solution at each site and get rid of these dangerous and congested level crossings that clog local streets and put lives at risk every single day.”