Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Business case for Melbourne Metro 2
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that by 2050, transport use in Melbourne will have more than doubled, filling our trains to capacity and causing more delays. Serious action must be taken now.

A strong public transport system must have train services running every ten minutes. This would ensure passengers can turn-up-and-go and provide a fast and simple alternative to driving, whilst reducing peak hour traffic and crowding on our transport network. More frequent trains on existing lines are needed now and to match demand we need to scale up services. The proposed Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2) rail would facilitate more frequent services as demand grows.

We commend the Government on its recent commitment to transport projects however, it is imperative MM2 is built alongside them.

This year marks eight years since the MM2 was first suggested by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and still no business case has been developed. The MM2 will create a crucial link between the North and West, Melbourne’s fastest growing areas. It will reduce crowding and wait times on the City Loop and connect to educational and medical hubs at Parkville and Fishermans Bend.

Since PTV’s inception of the MM2, numerous organisations have highlighted MM2 as integral for Melbourne, but the Victorian Government still hasn't committed to this vital project. Victoria has been waiting for better public transport services for decades and we won't wait any longer.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to commit to funding a business case for Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2) in the 2021-22 Budget.
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