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Ellen Questions Toll Road Secrecy

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
12 September 2017

Despite previously being critical of the Coalitions' secrecy surrounding the now-defeated East-West Toll Road, Labor are now refusing to release information vital information about their new toll road, the West Gate Tunnel.

Last week in Parliament, I asked the Premier what Labor have to hide:

"My question is to the Premier. During 2014 the now Premier was very critical of the fact that documents for the east–west toll road were kept secret. 

This government promised more transparency and did release the peer review of traffic modelling for the Metro Tunnel that proved that that public transport project did stack up, but now, in an about-face, the government will not release a report by expert John Allard which questions the traffic modelling for the West Gate tunnel toll road.

This project will pour thousands of cars into the CBD and inner suburbs, yet the government will not let the public see documents by experts who are critical of it.

Premier, is this government keeping the report secret because it knows that the West Gate tunnel is another expensive toll road that does not stack up, just like the east–west toll road?"

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
12 September 2017
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