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With this level of new investment, in
just one year, Australia could deliver a new,
dedicated and purpose-built rail freight
corridor linking Melbourne, Sydney and
Brisbane, with the unspent allocation from
that year equivalent to the entire Building
Australia Fund investment since 2007.
In one year, Australia could entirely
fund Brisbane's new heavy rail CBD tunnel
and river crossing.
Or we could fully fund Sydney's North
West Rail Link and get started on the M5
We could build Melbourne's Metro
Rail Tunnel and the WestLink motorway.
Germany, Switzerland and Austria have
already introduced a national charging
scheme for heavy vehicles, while the
Netherlands, and Oregon in the USA, have
considered how a broad scheme might
operate. The Dutch proposal was predicted
Transforming Australia: An address to the National Press Club
Transurban is one of the
world’s leading toll road
owners and operators.
We’re focused on keeping
In Melbourne and Sydney, we’re
working with government on
major projects to improve trafﬁc
ﬂow and safety on our roads,
CityLink and Hills M2—with
plans for the M5 not far behind.
Overseas we’re in a partnership
developing High Occupancy Toll
(HOT) lanes on part of the ring
road around Washington DC—a
innovative solution for one of
the most congested corridors
in the US.
For us, partnerships are the
key that unlock the potential for
better urban road networks—fo
customers, for communities an
for our economies.
LANE COVE TUNNEL–SYDNEY
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