Last week on 3 days there were truck collisions. On a single day there were 3 different collisions involving heavy vehicles on the Monash.
We have now go to the point where the situation with heavy vehicles in Melbourne and around the state is unsustainable. After 5 years of policy talk from the government we still do not have:
1. An intermodal terminal in the eastern suburbs (Dandenong or similar)
2. A new terminal as promised to the west of the city.
3. Port Rail shuttles are announced several times from the government and not delivered.
We have less rail yard space now in the port area with Daniel Andrews taking the operations terminal out of service for a road building project.
We have no policy on container terminals with rail access for the west or the east.
We have no rail integration plan for the port
We have no rail integration plan for industrial railway hubs (as they have in europe and usa) where warehousing is linked to rail sidings like SCT.
We have warehousing companies waiting years for rail sidings to be approved.
We have a major player so sick of the politics and inaction (Salta) they have announced they will not be participating in the Port Shuttle Project.
What on earth is going on?