Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has asked the government when the electorate can expect completion of track works that will allow for the operation of new trains on the north east rail line.
Ms McGowan directed her questions last week to the Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure and Transport Minister Barnaby Joyce, who last week met with Victorian Public Transport and Major Projects Minister Jacinta Allan.
‘‘Can you give us an update on the scope of works for the $100million upgrade? When will the scope of works be released for public consultation, and when will work commence?’’ Ms McGowan asked.
The Deputy Prime Minister replied in a follow-up letter to Ms McGowan, and said works funded under the $100 million project would begin mid-2018.
He also stated that the ARTC is working with Victorian officials to finalise community consultation sessions, which will start in March.