East West Link business case finally made public
Here’s the complete list of East West Link files, just in time for lazy summer days reading stuff on the beach. (or not)
Premier of Victoria The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP: East West Link Files (Monday 15 December 2014)
Earlier version of the East West Link business case leaked by the Herald Sun (please note, pdf is 16M)
That pdf is also hosted on YCAT just in case the HS link breaks or falls over. From my quick speed read, it appears even more convoluted than the CIS, if that was possible.
Commentary and analysis so far:
The Age: Analysis: Why the East West Link proved such a hard sell. Josh Gordon (15 December 2014)
The former government clearly went to extraordinary lengths to make the East West Link appear as though it stacked up. Using the most basic methodology preferred by Infrastructure Australia, the project was assessed as having a benefit-cost ratio of just 0.45 in March 2013. In other words, it was a dog: according to the government’s own numbers, the project involved a loss-making return of just 45 cents for every $1 spent.