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12 March 1991 - Current

Regional Network Development Plan
Page 475
23 February 2016
ASSEMBLY Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements SUZANNA SHEED

Ms SHEED (Shepparton) — My question is for the Minister for Public Transport. Constituents in my electorate are concerned about what impact the recent major problems with V/Line trains and services mean for the Regional Network Development Plan. To date there has been no visible action on the plan, except a summary of public feedback that appeared to be still a long way from a plan. The Standing Committee on the Economy and Infrastructure heard on 9 February that millions of dollars have been lost from the V/Line budget in free travel and replacement bus services and major repairs since the V/Line problems arose in January.

Can the minister assure Shepparton train travellers that this blowout in expenditure to address the current problems will not impact on the rollout of the Regional Network Development Plan in terms of timing or new infrastructure investment?