Victoria state election 2022: Michael Sukkar and Bridget McKenzie request Commonwealth costings of Daniel Andrews’ controversial Suburban Rail Loop as they slam the ‘reckless’ spending

Two federal Coalition figures have urgently referred Daniel Andrews’ Suburban Rail Loop to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Budget Office over concerns of “reckless behaviour” from the state Labor government.

The major infrastructure project which will eventually see an airport rail link built in Melbourne was originally estimated to cost taxpayers $57 billion.

However, the state’s independent budget office estimated in August both stages of the build will cost a combined $125 billion – more than double Labor’s original projection.

As Mr Andrews refuses to provide an updated costing…

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