Railroads are a very important transport system in Australia, as this not only facilitates the transportation of goods but also strengthens the industry and joins communities. For this reason, in 2017-2018, the Australian Government set aside 10 billion for the Australian rail training program. This program is a long-term investment that is being made to allow passengers using the rail system to easily access major cities and surrounding regional centres. This 10-year Australian rail program has been specifically designed to make cities livelier and more effective as they grow.
It is also one of the main objectives to reduce the burden on Australian roads and to provide a more reliable transport network that should contribute to the decentralization and development of all regions. At the end of 2017, former Minister of Infrastructure Hon Darren Chester released the criteria that determine how the Australian Government will approach this investment. Even today, this program is active, flowing according to its intended plan. The Australian government is continuing its record investment in rail infrastructure in both urban and regional parts intending to reduce pressure on cities and allow people to connect more easily with other regional centres. The Australian Government has allocated a total of $ 3.5 billion for 2019 and 2020 for the Western Sydney North South Rail Link and $ 2 billion for the fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong.
It should be noted that efforts are being made by the Australian Government to lead fast rail projects that should allow for better connections between capital cities and their surrounding regional centres – which should ultimately increase economic growth.
To achieve all this, to make the national rail model successful, and to ensure that the results are as predicted, the Australian government is putting hard-work and cooperation with states and territories. This plan has many more intentions that the government will try to implement