Liberal Party Vows To Deliver Melbourne 'Super-Highway'
Electioneering is underway in Victoria with the state's opposition holding firm to its hopes to deliver an East West Link, reportedly vowing to spend $30 billion on the project and two other toll roads.
The Herald Sun reports Opposition Leader Matthew Guy will on Thursday reveal construction would begin on a redesigned East West Link and a North East Link by early 2021 if his party wins power in November.
The coalition would also finish Labor's West Gate Tunnel, creating what Mr Guy told the paper would be the "biggest connected super-highway in Australia".
The party's reportedly looking at two possible routes for the East West Link, one of which would stretch underground from the Eastern Freeway to the West Gate Tunnel in West Melbourne.
The other would connect the Eastern Freeway and CityLink around Parkville, according to the Herald Sun.
Exclusive: A mega $30 billion road and tunnel network, including a redesigned East West Link beneath Melbourne, would be built by a Victorian Coalition government. https://t.co/o1idzrGUts @Media_Matt @theheraldsun #springst #auspol pic.twitter.com/26jOExy57Q— Tom Minear (@tminear) June 27, 2018