The State Government has announced a formal review into the future of the Regional Rail Link. The Department of Transport website said, in announcing the review:
‘The State Government is currently looking at the timing, funding and implementation of the Regional Rail Link project. During this time, the Regional Rail Link team is continuing to develop designs for key aspects of the project and is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders on these designs.’
What impact this will have on the current round of compulsory acquisitions affecting properties along the planned rail line is not clear. Suburbs affected by these compulsory acquisitions include Footscray, West Footscray, Middle Footscray, Tottenham, Sunshine, Ardeer, Deer Park, Tarneit and Wyndham Vale.
Aitken Partners is representing several land owners affected by the Regional Rail Link.