Day 3 – Public Hearings – East West Link (Eastern Section) Project Assessment Committee: Wednesday 5th March 2014

This post includes:

  1. Day 3: East West Link blog updates
  2. Storify: Mainstream media and live-tweeting from Day 3 of EWL Public Hearing

1. Wednesday 5 March 5pm A few further notes:

Veitch says he was instructed to exclude major public transport projects from modelling, but that it wouldn’t affect the data as potential users of the EWL are not public transport users.

Day 3: Traffic Congestion in the brain by Andrew Herington with Rose Iser

New documents started flying thick and fast along with a stream of seemingly conflicting traffic numbers and technical discussion about exactly what inner Melbourne would be like in 2031.

A strong crowd of community representatives settled in for day three to listen to a long day of mind-numbing statistics. The first of the Linking Melbourne Authority’s expert witnesses, Michael Veitch of VLC Consulting took the stand and spent the whole day under cross examination.