In the lead-up to the 2013 federal election, the Coalition repeatedly promised it would give $300 million for the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail freight line.
On August 23, then Opposition infrastructure spokesman Warren Truss said: "A Coalition government, if elected, will kick-start one of Australia's most ambitious rail projects, the Inland Rail from the Port of Brisbane to Melbourne through New South Wales."
Mr Truss said the $300 million would be to "finalise plans" and "start delivering" the rail line.
"This project will help ensure that our transport network is ready to do the heavy lifting required to meet Australia's growing freight transport task of the next 50 years," he said.
"Under our plans, the standard gauge rail line that presently runs from Melbourne to Illabo (near Cootamundra) will finish its almost 2,000 kilometre journey at the Port of Brisbane.
"The Australian Rail Track Corporation will be tasked to work with interested parties to establish a staged, 10-year approach to the construction of the Inland Rail, with construction to start within three years."
The promise was also made in the Coalition's infrastructure policy document, released in September: "We have committed... $300 million to finalise plans, engineering design and environmental assessments for the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail."
Here's how the promise is tracking: