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Melbourne Airport Rail workers redeployed as project officially paused.

A really disappointing, backwards step here from the Victorian government.

And yes, stopping and then restarting a major infrastructure project (if that’s what ends up happening) is almost certain to lead to delays and cost blowouts, when compared to just completing construction.

From The Age:

"Hundreds of tradespeople will be seconded to other projects after the Andrews government confirmed Melbourne Airport Rail Link construction would be paused, awaiting the results of a major Commonwealth review of the country’s infrastructure pipeline.

“Deputy Premier Jacinta Allan on Wednesday ended weeks of speculation about the future of the long-awaited rail line, saying works would be temporarily halted on the $13 billion Airport Rail Link, as well as upgrades of Clyde, McGregor and Racecourse roads.”

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