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Fast Facts – Labor’s $22.3 billion in cost blowouts

Under Daniel Andrews there has been more than $22 billion in waste and cost blow outs (that Victorians know about), including: 

North East Link 

Promised: $5 billion 

21/22 Budget: $15.79 billion 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $10.79 billion 

Metro Tunnel 

Promised: $9 billion 

21/22 Budget: $12.43 billion 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $3.43 billion 

Note: Legal disputes pending 

Level Crossing Removals 

Promised: $5 billion 

Victorian Auditor-General: $8.3 billion 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $3.3 billion  

East West Link 

Promised: $0 to cancel 

Cost: $1.3 billion to cancel it 

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $1.3 billion 

West Gate Tunnel 

Promised: $500 million 

Revised project cost: $5.5 billion 

21/22 Budget: $6.33 billion 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $830 million 

Note: Legal disputes pending 

Victorian Heart Hospital 

Promised: $150 million 

21/22 Budget: $564 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $414 million 

Cranbourne Line Duplication  

Promised: $750 million 

Parliamentary Budget Office: $1.0012 billion 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $251.2 million 

Caulfield to Dandenong conventional signalling upgrade 

Promised: $360 million 

21/22 Budget: $608.1 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $248.1 million 

Murray Basin Rail Project 

Promised: $567.7 million 

21/22 Budget: $794.4 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $226.7 million 

Mordialloc Freeway 

Promised: $300 million 

21/22 Budget: $523.2 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $223.2 million 

Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage 2 

Promised: $530 million 

Parliamentary Budget Office: $698.8 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $ 168.8 million 

Cranbourne Pakenham Line Upgrade 

Promised: $407.1 million 

21/22 Budget: $539.4 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $132.3 million 

Ballarat Line Upgrade 

Promised: $516.7 million 

21/22 Budget: $631.1 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $114.4 million 

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital redevelopment 

Promised: $201 million 

21/22 Budget: $306.7 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $105.7 million 

Regional Rail Revival (Gippsland Line) 

Promised: $433.9 million 

21/22 Budget: $531.3 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $97.4 million 

Regional Rail Revival (Bendigo-Echuca Line) 

Promised: $91 million 

21/22 Budget: $175.3 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $84.3 million 

Ballarat Health Services expansion and redevelopment 

Promised: $461.6 million  

21/22 Budget: $541.6 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $80 million (to provide energy supply to the hospital) 

Goulburn Valley Health redevelopment 

Promised: $171.2 million 

21/22 Budget: $229.4 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $58.2 million 

Seaford (Frankston Line) Stabling Project 

Promised: $187.4 million 

21/22 Budget: $240 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $52.6 million 

Hoddle Street Upgrade 

Promised: $60 million 

21/22 Budget: $108.6 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $48.6 million 

Frankston Hospital 

Promised: $562 million 

21/22 Budget: $605.3 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $43.3 million 

Plenty Road Upgrade – Stage 2 

Promised: $103.4 million 

21/22 Budget: $143.4 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $40 million 

Regional Rail Revival (Warrnambool Line) 

Promise: $114 million 

Revised project cost: $214 million 

21/22 Budget: $250.2 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $36.2 million 

Casey Hospital Expansion 

Promised: $106.3 million 

21/22 Budget: $139.8 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $33.5 million 

Yan Yean Road Upgrade 

Promised: $95 million 

21/22 Budget: $126 million  

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $31 million 

Infringement Management and Services Reform Project (Fines Victoria) 

Promised: $43 million and delivery December 2017 

21/22 Budget: $63.3 million and delivery June 2020 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $20.3 million 

Optimising Transport Network Performance – Congestion Package 

Promised: $82.4 million 

21/22 Budget: $102.5 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $20.1 million 

Future emergency alert 

Promised: $7.7 million 

21/22 Budget: $25.9 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $18.2 million 

Ballarat Bus Interchange  

Promised: $5 million 

21/22 Budget: $22.4 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $17.4 million 

Establishing Support and Safety Hubs 

Promised: $80.8 million 

21/22 Budget: $93.2 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $12.4 million 

Frankston Station Upgrade 

Promised: $50 million 

21/22 Budget: $61.8 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $11.8 million 

V/Line Fleet Maintenance 

Promised: $12.5 million 

21/22 Budget: $23 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $10.5 million 

Bendigo GovHub 

Promised: $16 million 

21/22 Budget: $25.5 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $9.5 million 

Mount Buller Water Storage 

Promised: $2.06 million 

21/22 Budget: $11.3 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $9.24 million 

Hallam Road Upgrade 

Promised: $45.014 million 

21/22 Budget: $53.514 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $8.5 million 

Huntingdale Station Carpark 

Promised: $4.8 million 

21/22 Budget: $11.5 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $6.7 million 

Latrobe Valley GovHub 

Promised: $3 million 

21/22 Budget: $8.8 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $5.8 million 

Monash Medical Centre Expansion and Upgrades 

Promised: $71 million 

21/22 Budget: $76.3 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $5.3 million 

Wangaratta Health Care 

Promised: $2.4 million 

21/22 Budget: $7.5 million  

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $5.1 million 

Ballarat GovHub 

Promised: $19.3 million 

21/22 Budget: $24.2 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $4.9 million 

Thomas Embling Hospital expansion 

Promised: $19.3 million 

21/22 Budget: $23.3 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $4 million 

Essential services to manage growth in prisons 

Promised: $74.3 million 

21/22 Budget: $76.4 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $2.1 million 

Youth Justice Precincts 
Promised: $56.1 million 

21/22 Budget: $58.2 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $2.1 million 

Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Service 

Promised: $11.9 million 

21/22 Budget: $12.9 million 

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: $1 million 

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