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Victorian Budget Formula

Read our Victorian budget submission for further detail on the following issues. A first glance at the Victorian State Budget sees an election year budget, light on reform, big on expenditure. The billowing Victorian land market underpinned most of the spending, with...

Payback for marginal seat

The Andrews Government infrastructure jewel – the removal of level crossings – is already creating positives.  Local agents say the removals, which will set the rail line below road level, will increase the desirability of properties in the immediate area...

Value Capture for Victoria

  Debate over the new Melbourne Metro Tunnel and the funding needed is expected to heat up now that PM Abbott has said the $1.5 for the E-W Link is ‘locked in a box’. An interesting article in The Age highlighted the need for value capture: One idea...

Victoria considers ‘Value Capture’

Victorian Labor in its November 2014 election transport manifesto Project 10,000 boldly announced it would “Remove our 50 worst level crossings” at a cost of  $5-6 billion.  They are now the government. Grade separation of rail – elevating the track or, preferably,...