The Transport Minister, Terry Mulder, is currently reviewing the RRL project and no decision has yet been taken on the future of the project.
The following are direct transcripts of the Minister's comments this morning on the John Faine morning show, ABC 774 radio (download full interview).
See also, an article from yesterday's Australian Financial Review, 'Rail blowout sparks row over projects', by Mathew Dunckley
"Federal and state government co-operation on the funding of big infrastructure projects has suffered a significant setback as a cost blowout of up to $1 billion threatens to scuttle a proposal to build a major new rail line in Victoria. The Australian Financial Review has learned that the $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link in Melbourne is under threat after the massive blowout. ... The cost blowout, combined with the federal government's repeated stalling on the provision of its funds, has prompted the state government to reconsider the project's viability."(download full text)
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