Community Angered at shameful behaviour from State Liberals as Nathine uses Bolte Bridge crash as evidence of the need for east-west link

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Premier Denis Napthine said the Bolte Bridge crash highlighted the need for an east-west link and the project’s long-awaited business case was 99.9 per cent complete…

He repeated his calls for the federal government to contribute $1.5 billion for the proposed road, saying its assistance would speed up its delivery.

Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese – who was in Melbourne reiterating the Gillard government’s support and $3 billion commitment for the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel – said the government needed to see a business case for the road.

Dr Napthine said the business case would be delivered by June 30.
Henrietta Cook, The Age, 20 May 2013

One thought on “Community Angered at shameful behaviour from State Liberals as Nathine uses Bolte Bridge crash as evidence of the need for east-west link”

  1. chrisg says:

    This shamefull line of argument was first used by Brian Negus of the RACV (City Car park owner , insurance giant and pawn of the road lobby). He used the same argument after a fatal crash affecting the Burnley Tunnel.

    That Napthine stoops to these depths is a worry.
    Next the Tunnel will be promoted as an anti-terrorist measure – no wait, Brumby already did that.

    The issue they wish to hide is that their misdirection of funds from public to private transport will only exacerbate Melbourne’s car and truck dependence.

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