Transport - Victoria

The Australian Sex Party acknowledges that both East-West Link and Melbourne Metro Rail are two vitally important infrastructure projects.
We believe that the second Maribyrnong River Crossing (current stage two) of the East-West Link project should be prioritised over the Royal Park road tunnel and constructed concurrently with rail projects.
Public transport projects should consider a dedicated airport link, a north/south train line connecting the eastern radial lines and reserving rail corridors for future development and investigating alternative funding models.  We encourage commuters to cycle or utilise public transport wherever possible.  We also call for 24-hour train services on weekends, with appropriate security personnel.

Victoria has underinvested in rail infrastructure for decades. Rail infrastructure is poorly maintained and out of date. New growth areas are not provided with adequate public transport infrastructure to meet population demands.

The Australian Sex Party commits to:

  • Put pressure on the incoming government to provide investment and undertake forward-thinking infrastructure projects
  • Advocate that stages One and Two of the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel be planned and delivered simultaneously, to realise economic and patronage benefits for the taxpayer, and residents and business of St Kilda Road
  • Call for the separation of Regional and Metropolitan services within the metropolitan network, to facilitate and upgrade of the network to a metro-style system
  • Advocate for the implementation of modern rail technologies, such as Automatic Signalling