THE State Government has placed the Ravenswood Calder interchange on its priority list for federal funding.
The government today presented its Priority Infrastructure submission to Infrastructure Australia.
Among the almost 40 projects is the intersection of the Calder and Calder Alternate highways at Ravenswood.
Premier Ted Baillieu said the government’s priority infrastructure projects have the potential to address Victoria’s infrastructure backlog, to get Victoria moving again, to generate jobs and investment, and to deliver economic growth and prosperity.
“The Coalition Government has put in place the right fiscal and policy frameworks, as well as the planning and project development work, to progress these visionary infrastructure projects,” he said.
“This year the Coalition Government is investing a record $5.8 billion for infrastructure including delivering funding to progress a number of Victoria’s priority infrastructure projects.
“The Coalition Government’s strong economic management will deliver higher budget surpluses over the forward estimates, that will enable us to increase investment in infrastructure, reduce debt and maintain Victoria’s triple-A credit rating.
“It was pleasing to see Infrastructure Australia recommend funding for a number of Victoria’s priority projects to the Federal Labor Government.
“It is concerning that while the Victorian Coalition Government has increased infrastructure funding, the Federal Labor Government is reducing infrastructure funding.
“Commonwealth funding would be absolutely essential to deliver these visionary projects and Victoria looks forward to working with Infrastructure Australia to progress Victoria’s infrastructure projects and secure Commonwealth funding.”