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The end of VicRoads, PTV: Neil Mitchell’s inside word on Victoria’s transport merger

This article was edited on April 5, 2019

The merger between between VicRoads and PTV is an attempt to streamline services and stymie blowing out costs, according to Neil Mitchell.

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the major overhaul at a press conference this morning after it was leaked on the 3AW Rumour File.

Neil Mitchell has been given several tip-offs about the merger, including:

  • The same tipster has told Neil Mitchell Regional Roads Victoria is already out of money, only seven months after starting
  • A recent KPMG report has found that the Department of Transport needs to do a much better job on major project delivery
  • A secret audit is underway into project cost over-runs
  • Jeroen Weimar, now CEO of PTV, will play a major leadership role in the newly-merged PTV and VicRoads

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