24 May 2019
On 23 May 2019, the state government announced that it had allocated $100 million in the 2019–20 State Budget for further works on the Ballarat and Geelong rail lines as part of the Western Rail Plan.
Committee Chair Nick Beale said the announcement was exciting. "Committee for Ballarat and its members are delighted to hear the news of this planning investment," he said. "It's in line with Committee's stated aim of duplicating the line between Ballarat and Southern Cross, which includes electrification and quadruplication of the line to Melton. Once the work is complete, it will result in a noticeably faster trip to Melbourne.
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