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A federal parliamentary report has recommended setting up Commonwealth and state funded commissions to streamline the planning of major cross-border transport projects.
A report by the Standing Committee on Transport and Regional Services made 25 recommendations into the future management and improvement of Australia's road, rail and port transport networks.
Committee chairman, Nationals MP Paul Neville, says the commissions will put to an end the battles between the states over vital transport projects.
"It is nothing short of a scandal and this must be addressed," he said.
"In much the same way as the Commonwealth and most of the states have signed off on the Murray-Darling arrangements for the better distribution, utilisation and regulation of water, we really have to do something about that in the rail and road transport networks."
The parliamentary committee is also calling on the Federal Government to help the Port of Melbourne finish its channel dredging project.
Currently, 30 per cent of visiting container ships are unable to access the port, because they are too wide.
Mr Neville says the Federal Government is within its rights to get involved.
"Whether Victoria likes it or not, it hosts the national hub, so to speak, and it has amazing facilities there, amazing wharf facilities, the fact that it could be better utilised means again a lost opportunity, it wouldn't advance the future of Victoria by turning a blind eye to it," he said.
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