A legal challenge could delay the signing of contracts till after the election.
Slater and Gordon are considering launching action against the controversial east-west link tunnel including breaches of the Transport Integration Act.
On the face of it, there is a good case.
From Applying the Transport Integration Act – Transport and the triple bottom line
The Transport Integration Act provides a framework with six transport system objectives (what we are aiming for) and eight decision-making principles (how we deliver this aim).
Decision makers must have regard to all these objectives and principles.
We have developed a framework to help people understand three related objectives of the Transport Integration Act: economic prosperity, social and economic inclusion and environmental stability.
By taking a triple bottom line approach to decision-making, the transport portfolio will be able to advise the government about the implications of proposed actions on the full range of its policy goals.
- Transport and the triple bottom line (PDF, 9.8 MB, 13 pp.)
- Transport and the triple bottom line (DOC, 470.0 KB, 9 pp.)
Transport Bodies under the act include the Linking Melbourne Authority.
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