2022 Federal Election priorities to get Victoria moving
RACV has joined forces with the AAA and is calling for funding for key infrastructure projects across Victoria to help make the state’s roads safer and improve access to alternative transport.
Regional road safety, improved cycling infrastructure, and a growth in the regional electric vehicle charging network have been identified as key priorities ahead of this year’s federal election.
RACV is calling for a commitment to funding key projects across Victoria to ensure the safety of motorists on the roads and to build the infrastructure needed to increase access to alternative modes of transport.
With sufficient funding, these projects will help keep Victorians safe and generate economic stimulus.
RACV Executive General Manager Motoring and Mobility Phil Turnbull said RACV and the AAA are calling on all political parties and federal election candidates to green light a multi-billion dollar infrastructure injection to aid Victoria’s recovery.
“The Victorian part of the national plan includes a call for an injection of substantial extra funding above the current infrastructure spend, creating new jobs and economic activity,” he said.
“To help pay for this plan, the RACV is calling for the funds raised each year in net fuel excise to be fully reinvested back into transport infrastructure. All the next Federal Government has to do to fund the much-needed transport infrastructure injection is fully commit that all taxes motorists pay go towards implementing the plan, for the benefit of all road users.”
The priority projects RACV is calling for support for include:
- The Regional Road Safety Program
- Regional EV charging stations
- Cycling Infrastructure Projects
- Metropolitan Intersection Program
- Speed reduction program
- Suburban Rail Loop
- Melbourne Outer Metropolitan Ring Road