The Australian and Victorian governments are upgrading the Ballarat line to deliver more trains and improved reliability for Melbourne's outer western suburbs, Melton, Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Ballarat.Read More
The Queanbeyan Local Government Area is 172 square kilometres, and is home to about 41,000 residents. The Council consists of a Mayor elected by the voters, and nine other councillors. Local government elections are held every four years, and the next one is scheduled for March 2017.
The Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south-east, with high capacity trains and five new underground stations.
As a result, capacity will be created on the network to enable 39,000 more passengers to use the rail system during each peak period.
Rail Projects Victoria (formally Melbourne Metro Rail Authority) is the Victorian Government body responsible for the delivery of the Metro Tunnel.