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JOHN Brumby has presented the Prime Minister with a $7 billion menu for infrastructure spending in Victoria.
He hopes she will green-light funding for rail and road projects in key seats in Melbourne and the inner west.
In a timely reminder to voters about the government's announced transport plan, Mr Brumby yesterday presented a "progress report" on Victoria's rail and road projects just five months from the state election.
It included details on where the $4.3bn regional rail link will go.
Mr Brumby also unveiled the five locations of the new train stations as part of the mooted Melbourne Metro 1 Line, a train tunnel that would connect the inner city's university and hospital district in Parkville with the train network.
The $4.5bn project would include new stations at Arden Street in North Melbourne, Parkville, two more in the Melbourne CBD and one in the Domain on St Kilda Road.
Mr Brumby said this project, along with the $2.8bn WestLink road tunnel and the $380 million truck action plan -- both in the inner western suburbs -- were contingent on funding from the federal government.
He said that prior to this federal Labor government, the commonwealth had not paid its share when it came to funding state infrastructure.
Mr Brumby would not be drawn about whether Julia Gillard would give him the funding before the election.
"The federal government will make its judgment in its time about how and when funding is given," he said.
Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu said voters knew that Mr Brumby was all talk and no action on transport and that he could not be trusted to deliver.
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