Motorists in South East will continue to be stuck in traffic after the Andrews Labor Government again rejected the $4 billion on offer from the Federal Liberal Government to build the desperately needed East West Link.
In Question Time yesterday, Treasurer Tim Pallas stated “I’ll be clear, we are not building this road.”
The East West Link would not cost the Victorian Budget a single cent, yet Daniel Andrews is calling the $4 billion on offer “a piece of paper and a few words”.
Infrastructure experts, including Infrastructure Australia and Infrastructure Victoria, all agree that the East West Link needs to be built.
With the North East Link set to put 100,000 extra vehicles onto the already congested Eastern Freeway, the need for the East West Link has never been greater.
Daniel Andrews needs to listen to motorists and stop putting pride and politics ahead of Victorians.
Daniel Andrews is effectively being offered a free road. Having wasted $1.3 billion of taxpayers’ money on ripping up East West Link once, it would be sheer bloody-mindedness for the Andrews Labor Government to turn their back on $4 billion now.
Comments attributable to Gordon Rich-Phillips MP:
The Federal Liberal Government has offered to fund the East West Link, and the Andrews Labor should allow them to get on with the job of getting it built.
Daniel Andrews’ ego is the only thing preventing the much needed East West Link from finally being delivered.