Baillieu to fix Brumby's 'broken transport promises'

Victorian Opposition to release new transport plan “closer to the election” scheduled for this year covering issues “such as freight and logistics”

By Samantha Freestone | February 23, 2010

The Victorian Opposition will release a new transport plan "closer to the election" scheduled for this year covering issues "such as freight and logistics", a spokesperson for leader Ted Baillieu says.

His office told ATN this morning that the current Victorian Transport Plan, released in November 2008, is being reviewed in detail.

"All John Brumby has given Victorians on transport is choked roads, broken promises on new trains, the myki fiasco and $20 million on fairy lights for the West Gate Bridge," a spokesperson says.

"The Coalition will announce its transport plan after a detailed examination of Labor’s transport projects and John Brumby's broken transport promises."

Early in 2009 Baillieu said he would "honour contracts" already in place if he was voted into office.

"We wouldn’t do other than honour any contracts. But it’s not clear, on the timetables listed and set out here, what projects the Government’s actually going to commit to, and I think there are a lot of unknowns in that regard," the spokesperson says.

For more on the Victorian Opposition’s transport plan see the March edition of ATN magazine. Visit, email or call 136 116 to subscribe.

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