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New report says East-West Link a ‘top priority’ for Melbourne

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The East-West Link needs to be built within five years, says Infrastructure Australia.

But the Premier says he finds it hard to take the report seriously.

In yet another call for the road to be built, the nation’s infrastructure advisory authority said it was a matter of urgency for Melbourne.

The Andrews government famously tore up the contract for the toll road at a cost of about $1 billion to taxpayers.

Neil Mitchell said the situation had become farcical.

“What a surprise! Who would have thought we need to build it!?” the 3AW Mornings host said.

“We spend $1 billion not building a road we’re now going to have to pay to build.

“What a farce.

“Of course we need it.

“No wonder we’re sick of these people.”

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