Assessing Benefits from the Regional Rail Link Project

Tabled: 10 May 2018

Overview

The Regional Rail Link (RRL) project was, at the time of its approval and delivery, one of the largest and most expensive rail projects ever built in Victoria, with an estimated final cost of $3.65 billion. Since opening, the project has untangled regional and metropolitan train lines by providing a dedicated high-speed corridor for V/Line trains to access the inner areas of Melbourne.

In this audit, we assessed whether the RRL project is realising expected benefits. To do this, we examined whether:

  • expected benefits and achievement measures from the project were clearly defined
  • the project has achieved, or is on track to achieve, expected outcomes and benefits.

We made thirteen recommendations.

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