Coal Operation Proposals Continue Despite Net Zero Targets
Despite aiming to achieve net zero by 2050, the New South Wales…
18 August 2021
The project was announced in November of 2020, with both the Victorian and Federal Governments committing $2 billion each. The addition to the line aims to reduce travel time between Geelong and Melbourne by 15 minutes.
The first stage of construction is expected to create 2,800 jobs.
While actual construction isnâ€™t expected to commence until 2023, geotechnical investigations are already underway. During these investigations up to 40 boreholes will be dug and 300 locations will be surveyed. The information gathered will help determine the scope, cost and timing of the project.
The Geelong Fast Rail is the first part of the Federal Governments 20-year faster rail plan.