Morrison won't confirm leaked Turnbull $7.6bn road and rail plan

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List of projects shows spending that was to be announced in stages ahead of election

The Turnbull government was planning to drip-feed announcements from a $7.6bn roads and rail package in the run-up to the election, with major projects planned for key marginal seats.

The leaked list of projects, reported by the Herald Sun, shows roughly $1.6bn was planned for Queensland electorates – held by Coalition MPs who voted against Turnbull in last month’s leadership spill, including Peter Dutton, George Christensen and Michelle Landry – in a bid to save their seats.

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