Victorian Labor today released Project 10,000 – a transport alternative to the $8 billion East West tunnel that will transform public transport, remove the worst traffic bottlenecks, boost economic growth and create ten thousand jobs.

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said Project 10,000 would see the removal of 50 of our most congested and dangerous level crossings including several in Narre Warren South.

“Our plan will remove level crossings on Clyde Road, Hallam Road, Thompsons Road and several more on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines,”

“This will vastly speed up trains on our local train lines and allow for a much safer transport network for both cars and trains,”

“It will also remove the traffic bottlenecks we constantly find ourselves stuck in on local roads and ensure local residents spend less travelling and more time with their families.”

Ms Graley said that Project 10,000 would also deliver the Melbourne Metro Rail project and thousands of extra car parks at our railway stations.

“The Melbourne Metro Rail project will double the size of the city loop and include a tunnel from South Kensington to Caulfield, which will significantly reduce congestion on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines,”

“We will see more trains, less delays and no need for timetables during peak times when this project is completed,”

“A constant source of frustration for local commuters will also be addressed with government owned land reserves set to be used for free public railway station car parking,”

“Much like the rest of our public transport system, our train station car parks have been neglected under the Napthine Government and many are stretched well past capacity,”

“Local families deserve better than an $8 billion tunnel that will do nothing to ease congestion on local roads or improve our public transport network and Labor’s plan will do just that.”