In Focus

Budget 2017–2018

The centrepiece of the Federal Budget is a $20 billion long-term investment in passenger and freight rail comprising a $10 billion National Rail Program for urban and regional passenger rail; an additional $8.4 billion to deliver the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail; and more than $1.3 billion for regional rail projects in Victoria, the Perth Metronet and faster city-regional connections.

Another key Budget outcome is $5.3 billion to build a new airport for Western Sydney.

For more on the Government’s record $75 billion infrastructure investments view the budget.

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