The Inland Rail project is the centrepiece of the 2017/18 Federal Budget, with $8.4 billion of funding set aside to complete the long-awaited Melbourne to Brisbane freight train route.
But there is still some uncertainty about the Victorian section of the track and whether the rail line will travel through Albury/Wodonga or an alternative Shepparton route.
I spoke to the City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem who said he’s still waiting for details on where the line will go.
(My interview was aired on ABC Rural’s Victorian Country Hour on May 10th 2017. You can listen to the full program here, with my interview from the 12-minute mark.)