Labor's $25B plus Cost Blowouts

This year, the Andrews Labor Government have deliberately failed to publish the State Capital Program (Budget Paper 4), which highlight the budget blowouts and timeline blowouts on capital infrastructure projects.


Under Daniel Andrews there has been more than $25.48 billion in waste and cost blow outs (that Victorians know about), including:

North East Link

Promised: $5 billion

Last Update: $15.79 billion

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $10.79 billion

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

West Gate Tunnel

Promised: $500 million

Last Update: $6.7 billion

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $6.2 billion

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Level Crossing Removals

Promised: $5 billion

Last Update: $8.3 billion (Victorian Auditor-General)

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $3.3 billion

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Metro Tunnel

Promised: $9 billion

Last Update: $11 billion

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $2 billion

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

East West Link

Promised: $0 to cancel

Cost: $1.3 billion to cancel it

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $1.3 billion

Victorian Heart Hospital

Promised: $150 million

Last Update: $564 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $414 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Cranbourne Line Duplication

Promised: $750 million

Parliamentary Budget Office: $1001.2m

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $251.2 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Caulfield to Dandenong conventional signalling upgrade

Promised: $360m

Last Update: $608.28m

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $248.28 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Mordialloc Freeway

Promised: $300m

Last Update: $523m

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $223 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Cranbourne Pakenham Line Upgrade

Promised: $407.1m

Last Update: $597m

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $189.9 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage 2

Promised: $530 million

Parliamentary Budget Office: $698.8 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $168.8 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital redevelopment

Promised: $201 million

Last Update: $274.6 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $73.6 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Seaford (Frankston Line) Stabling Project

Promised: $187.4 million

Last Update: $236.7 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $49.3 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Hoddle Street Upgrade

Promised: $60 million

Last Update: $108.6 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $48.6 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Plenty Road Upgrade – Stage 2

Promised: $103.4 million

Last Update: $143.4 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $40 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Casey Hospital Expansion

Promised: $106.3 million

Last Update: $139.8 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $33.5 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Yan Yean Road Upgrade

Promised: $95 million

Last Update: $126 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $31 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Ballarat Line Upgrade

Promised: $516.7 million

Last Update: $549.5 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $32.8 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Infringement Management and Services Reform Project (Fines Victoria)

Promised: $43 million and delivery December 2017

Last Update: $63.3 million and delivery June 2020

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $20.3 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Optimising Transport Network Performance – Congestion Package

Promised: $82.4 million

Last Update: $102.5 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $20.1 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Frankston Station Upgrade

Promised: $50 million

Last Update: $61.8 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $11.8 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

V/Line Fleet Maintenance

Promised: $12.5 million

Last Update: $23 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $10.5 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Hallam Road Upgrade

Promised: $45.014 million

Last Update: $53.514 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $8.5 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Huntingdale Station Carpark

Promised: $4.8 million

Last Update: $11.5 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $6.7 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

Mount Buller Water Storage

Promised: $2.06 million

Last Update: $8.25 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $6.19 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld


Thomas Embling Hospital expansion

Promised: $19.3 million

Last Update: $23.3 million

20/21 Budget: Withheld

LAST REPORTED BLOWOUT: $4 million

CURRENT BUDGET BLOWOUT: Withheld

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