LODDON MALLEE

REGIONAL PRIORITIES

Upgrading Regional Passenger Lines

The Loddon Mallee RDA is seeking funding to support dual track operation between Bendigo and Kyneton.

The patronage of the Bendigo VLine service has increased to 1.25 million trips per year. To meet economic and population demands, investment is needed in capacity improvements on the Bendigo Swan Hill and Echuca railway lines.

This project reflects the significance of Bendigo as a work destination for a growing number of commuters from Gisborne, Woodend, Kyneton, Malmsbury and Castlemaine; its role as a major health service hub; and increasingly a University destination of choice of students from Melbourne’s north-western suburbs.