An election-defining promise: The opposition’s $30 billion roads plan explained
The Coalition will spend $30 billion on massive road projects for Melbourne if elected to government in November.
Opposition leader Matthew Guy today announced he will start building the East-West Link and a North-East Link by 2021.
Plans released today (video below) show a revamped East-West Link with two new options.
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Mr Guy has also committed to completing Labor’s West Gate Tunnel project – a project the Coalition had opposed, but which is included in the $30b bill.
ROSS: “Is there a point where you draw a line in the sand and go ‘Enough with roads, we need to focus on PT’?”
MR GUY: “It’s not about roads OR public transport. Melbourne’s growth means we need to do both.”
“And I support the concept of de-centralisation.” pic.twitter.com/3OktNYJIiR
— 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndJohn) June 27, 2018
Mr Guy told Ross and John his plan, which promises to become a major point of difference in November’s state election, was a “generational” project.
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