Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure Ryan Smith
Daniel Andrews’ announcement on the Western Distributor is handing an invoice for billions of dollars to motorists in the south and south-east suburbs.
On the one hand he is rejecting money from the Federal Government for roads and on the other hand forcing Victorian motorists to pay for his T-intersection.
Victorians still haven’t seen a real business case for the Western Distributor – all Daniel Andrews has released is a document with all the detail redacted.
Victorians will be rightly bitter that Daniel Andrews has thrown away $1.1 billion to not build the East West Link but is now going into debt and extending tolls to pay for a second rate alternative.
Transurban’s CEO has already admitted that the new Western Distributor will reach capacity, leaving motorists stuck in traffic on this proposal, long before the tolls will end.
Daniel Andrews’ deal puts the interests of Transurban before motorists.
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