Intercity: how regional rail can re-balance population growth and create a “state of cities” in victoria

This report has been prepared by a team of transport and planning experts at the Rail Futures Institute. It provides a blueprint for the next thirty years of regional rail development in Victoria, to support projected population growth.

Our contention is that the challenges of population growth will require fundamental shifts in strategic policy, and that regional Victoria should play a much greater role in terms of growth and development.

Our rail blueprint shows how such development, through phased investment, can make a significant contribution to meeting the Government’s statutory obligations and planning objectives, by leading and supporting substantially larger growth in Victorian regional cities and towns than is currently projected.

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