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State Government of Victoria

Hume High Speed Rail Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits Study

Hume Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committee have commissioned Deloitte Access Economiccs to undertake a study to build understanding of the potential economic, social and environmental benefits of the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) project within the Hume Region.

This study is being undertaken in response to the potential for a proposed HSR route passing through the Hume Region, with two stops in the region near Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton. This study is based around two HSR reports commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure: the 2011 ‘High Speed Rail Study – Phase 1 Report’ and the 2013 ‘High Speed Rail Study – Phase 2 Report’.

The study will consider a range of key issues, including, but not limited to direct impacts on HSR rail users and regional socioeconomic development impacts. The project will encompass the twelve local government areas including the shires of Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Moira, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong and the city councils of Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga. The project will deliver a consultation kit that will assist to better inform stakeholders of the benefits of the HSR to the Hume Region and to provide an advocacy tool .

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Last Updated: 15 April 2016