The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is celebrating the launch of a Greens’ report on the wonders that will flow from high speed rail:
“The report commissioned by the Greens is an important addition to the debate, as it identifies an enormous $48B of benefits for our nation. These benefits are frequently forgotten when people look at the high price tags of national infrastructure projects,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“This latest study shows that high speed rail can have a positive rebalancing on cost of living pressures, by opening up more affordable regional areas for commuting.
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“There will also be big economic, social and environmental benefits. We’ll be closer to Sydney, Melbourne, and our regional neighbours. There will be less congestion on roads and at airports, fewer road accidents, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and less air and noise pollution.