Victoria Treasurer Kim Wells
Victoria Minister for Aviation Gordon Rich-Phillips
Coalition Welcomes Plans For Airport Investment
Victor P Taffa
The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed the release of Melbourne Airport’s plans for a new domestic terminal.
Treasurer Kim Wells said the project was part of a $1 Billion proposed program of investment by Melbourne Airport over the next five years.
“This investment by Melbourne Airport is a vote of confidence in the Victorian economy and the Coalition Government’s strategy to generate new jobs.” Mr. Wells said.
“Strong passenger growth is driving infrastructure investment from both government and the private sector.” Mr. Wells said.
“This new investment by Melbourne Airport and the Coalition Government’s plan to expand Avalon Airport, will ensure Victoria remains the premier destination for both domestic and international travellers.”
Aviation Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said the investment was needed to cope with a rise in domestic passenger numbers.
“Melbourne Airport’s figures show almost 1.7 Million domestic passengers passed through the terminal last month an increase of 2.5 % on the previous year.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
“This is great news not just for the aviation sector, which contributes more than $1 Billion a year to the state’s economy, but also for Melbourne and Victoria more broadly.”
Mr. Wells said the net infrastructure investment made by the Victorian Coalition Government this year was the biggest in the state’s history.
“In addition to rolling out Regional Rail Link the biggest transport infrastructure project in Australia we are building the $1 Billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.”
“The Bendigo Hospital is also the largest health project being undertaken in regional Australia.”
“The Victorian Coalition Government is getting on with the job of planning and delivering some of the biggest infrastructure projects in Australia.” Mr. Wells said.