My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure.

It follows the Government’s release last week of part of the revised business case for the completion of the Murray Basin Rail Project that is so important to so many people in my electorate of Northern Victoria.

In statements accompanying that release, the Government has indicated that it accepts that at least another $244 million of expenditure is now needed to progress the stalled project.  It has also said that it wants the Federal Government to contribute at least $195.2 million of that amount.

I therefore ask if the Minister could clarify for my constituents whether all of this now means that the Victorian Government has reached a conclusion that it will definitely not progress this project any further unless the Commonwealth provides at least that $195.2 million in new funding?