And although these works will be worth it in the long-run, this year’s Budget makes sure we’re making life that little bit easier for commuters in the short-term too. This includes:
New and upgraded trams
$163 million to purchase 10 new E-Class trams, upgrade 10 Z-Class trams, design and develop Next Generation Trams.
Extra train station car parking
$150 million to add more car parking at some of our busiest metropolitan and regional train stations.
Improving bus services
$50.1 million to improve Victoria’s suburban and regional buses, connecting people to education and work and filling gaps in the network.
Enhancing mobile services
$1 million to develop the expansion of mobile to other platforms beyond Android.
Free mobile phone charging bars
$350,000 for 32 free mobile phone charging bars, providing 160 charging ports across eight inner city train stations – Flagstaff, Flinders Street, Melbourne Central, Parliament, Southern Cross, North Melbourne, Richmond and South Yarra.
We promised Victorians that we’d continue our Big Build, upgrading more local roads across local communities. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers on our commitment, investing $608 million in our suburban road network.
Reviewed 24 May 2019