Kelvin Thomson MP: No to the East West Link Road Tunnel

Federal Labor Member for Wills, Kelvin Thomson, spoke in Parliament against the signing of contracts and the construction of the East West Link Road Tunnel, also known as the Royal Park Freeway. It is ironic that before the election the Liberals were in favour of independent cost benefit analysis for major projects, yet now in government, they seek to run a mile from undertaking one for the East-West Link in Melbourne, the freeway through Royal Park. Kelvin wrote to the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, and his Parliamentary Secretary on 27th August, to seek appropriate and publicly transparent economic modelling, environmental assessment and community consultation before tens of billions of dollars are spent on a tunnel that makes no economic sense, will damage our environment and which will hurt local communities. (23/9/14)