Compare promises of the major parties

With roads and public transport being so important to Victorians, we’ve prepared this guide to help you compare promises made by the major parties when choosing who to vote for this Saturday 2nd July.

Compare the promises

The following table shows a range of key projects that RACV wanted the major parties to make a financial commitment to, as well as several of the announcements by each party. For further details of their announcements and financial commitments, check the party websites.

Coalition

Greens

Labor

North East Link planning

Yes

No

Yes

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel

Yes

No

Yes

Western Distributor

Yes

No

Yes

Monash Freeway

Yes

No

Yes

Shepparton Bypass

No

No

No

Princes Highway East - Traralgon to Sale

Yes

No

Yes

Western Highway - Ballarat to Stawell

Yes

No

Yes

Western Highway - Stawell to South Australia

No

No

Yes

Western Highway - Beaufort and Ararat Bypass planning

Yes

No

No

Princes Highway West - Winchelsea to Colac

Yes

No

No

M80 Upgrade

Yes

No

Yes

Airport Rail Link

No

Yes

No

Thompsons Road - Stage 2

No

No

Yes

Hume Highway / O'Herns Rd - upgrade

No

No

Yes

Bridge Inn Road Mernda duplication

No

No

Yes

Craigieburn Road - Stage 1 duplication

No

No

Yes

Murray Basin Freight Rail upgrade

Yes

No

Yes

Great Ocean Road upgrade

Yes

No

Yes

Inland Rail, Melbourne to Brisbane

Yes

Yes

Yes

East Coast High Speed Rail

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tullamarine Freeway Widening

Yes

No

No

Dunkley Rail Transport Plan (Frankston and Stony Point Lines)

Yes

No

No

Barwon Heads Road duplication - Corio-Waurn Ponds Road - Reserve Road (planning)

No

No

Yes

Shepparton Alternative Route (planning)

No

No

Yes

Midland Highway - between Castlemaine and Harcourt and between Bannockburn and Geelong (planning)

No

No

Yes

Mount Dandenong Tourist Road - safety upgrades

Yes

No

No

Priority public transport projects (State not specified)

No

Yes

No

Active Transport Fund (State not specified)

No

Yes

No

Freight to Rail (State not specified)

No

Yes

No

Arterial Road Works (State not specified)

No

Yes

No

EV ownership incentives (State not specified)

No

Yes

No

No. 11 Tram Route extension in Reservoir

No

No

Yes

Keys2drive

Yes

No

No

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The Greens Party has announced funding for programs; however there is no detail about whether any of the program funding will be spent in Victoria.

When you vote before or on Saturday 2nd July, we hope this information helps you compare promises made by parties and candidates when deciding who will make a difference to the roads and public transport in your area.

You can email the candidates of the major parties in your electorate about the above projects using our online email tool.

Note: RACV is independent of any political party. The above represents information we have found online about the commitments made by each party to projects identified by RACV as important projects for Victoria, and a range of other transport announcements by the three main parties.

Written by Brian Negus, General Manager Public Policy
June 28, 2016