Ballarat Mayor, Cr Samantha McIntosh has welcomed the announcement by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews that he supports the development of a genuine fast rail link that will service Ballarat as part of the proposed Tullamarine rail link.
Mayor McIntosh says the development of the airport link incorporating high-speed train services to Ballarat will be key to accelerating growth, meeting commuter and resident needs and allowing Ballarat to relieve the pressure created by Melbourne’s unprecedented growth.
“We believe that any Tullamarine rail link needs to have a capacity to better serve the west and northern regions of Victoria”, Cr McIntosh said.
City of Ballarat applauds the Federal Government’s vision in committing to fund the construction of an airport link.
“The announcement is most welcome; the City of Ballarat will continue to lobby for the route that will bring most benefit to Ballarat and its broader region. Our Council will work with governments at both levels regardless of their political alignments, to ensure best outcomes for Ballarat and Regional Victoria.”