29 November 2016
Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP)
|Location||Regional Victoria – Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour, Traralgon and surrounding areas|
|Project Manager||James Flintoft|
|Project Owner||Regional Development Victoria (RDV)|
|Phase||In planning stage|
|Jobs Created||To be advised beyond 2016|
|Timeframe||Commences 2017 – Expected finish 2037|
|How to Apply||https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au|
After receiving feedback from over 1700 surveys undertaken across the state, the best way to deliver reliable services for regional areas was devised. This project includes the increasing of train services to many different areas all over regional Victoria.
With the state of Victoria expected to double its population to over 10 million people by 2050, an accurate and reliable regional network is of utmost importance.
As the needs were identified from people living in these areas themselves, the project was able to be tailored towards specific problems. Such as low flexibility on train lines on Saturday and Sunday. Along with trains, buses, coaches and parking areas are also all set for upgrades, as the ease of not only riding the train, but getting to it in the first place is an important issue.
The project aims to get all areas of public transport working together to create a more unified network across Victoria. This way, a more communicative way of making decisions is created, giving people ownership and ultimately more satisfaction with the final result.
The government and Regional Development Victoria (RDV) have committed over $500 million of the total budget to the creation of jobs all over Victoria’s regional areas, including infrastructure, construction, agriculture and many other sectors.
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