Deliver transport solutions that improve connectivity across Victoria
– Funding the Melbourne Airport Rail Link
– Extend the Free Tram Zone in the Melbourne CBD
– $30 million to support the Cowes to Stony Point Car Ferry
– $5 million to improve the Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry Terminals
Victoria must invest in transport infrastructure to improve connectivity between tourism destinations. The Melbourne Airport Rail Link project is pivotal to providing efficient access for tourists to visit Melbourne and regional Victoria. As air passenger numbers grow and road congestion increases with population growth, an airport rail link is needed to provide reliable and affordable transit from Tullamarine to the heart of the Melbourne CBD, and facilitate future opportunities to connect the rail network to regional Victoria.
An extension of the Free Tram Zone in the Melbourne CBD will allow visitors to explore key venues and attractions that underpin the visitor economy. Expanding the Free Tram Zone will improve the visitor experience in Melbourne, increase visitation at key attractions on the fringe of the CBD, and make it easier for tourists to see more of Melbourne.
The Cowes to Stony Point Car Ferry will fill a crucial gap in Victoria’s transport network beyond a point-to-point ferry – it will enable the creation of an iconic touring route from Wilsons Promontory across to the Great Ocean Road. This is a game-changing project that addresses a missing link in Victoria’s coastal touring route and enables visitors to plan multi-day trips across Victoria’s southern coast.
The Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry is the busiest passenger and car ferry service in Australia, moving about three times the number of people that travel on the Spirit of Tasmania. Visitor numbers to the Mornington Peninsula are forecast to grow significantly in the next decade, and better infrastructure is needed to deliver better experiences for visitors and the local communities.