Habitat’s letter to the Prime Minister and the response

Habitat recently wrote to the Prime Minister urging Federal Government to progress the Freight on Rail proposals for the Port of Melbourne with the Victorian State Government. The Port Shuttle project would take many big trucks off the road system improving both safety and the environment; with funds already allocated from the Federal Government it seems very strange that the Victorian State Government has not yet acted on it, seemingly focussed on the sale of the ports.  And yet if the Port of Melbourne is forced to rely on road transport for its primary links to inland ports, it is likely to lose out badly to the fast developing rail supported Ports of Sydney and Brisbane.  You can read Habitat’s letter to the the Prime Minister, the response, and a follow up letter to the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development in the attached files.Habitat Letter to PM, response, and follow up to Minister Truss