Awaiting Answers From North East Link Authority | Samantha Dunn

Awaiting Answers From North East Link Authority

In August a member of the government relations team of the North East Link Authority provided me and my staff with a briefing on the proposed toll road...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:30pm
Speaker:
Samantha Dunn

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — In August a member of the government relations team of the North East Link Authority provided me and my staff with a briefing on the proposed toll road. They were not equipped to answer any questions at the meeting and committed to take questions on notice, which were supplied within 48 hours by my office.

Seven weeks later I am still waiting on a response. The opaque approach of the Andrews government and the North East Link Authority is unsettling for residents in the north-east and east. It is unacceptable that planning for this major project is taking place under a veil of secrecy and in the confusion of presenting four potential routes.

The action that I seek is that the Minister for Roads and Road Safety make public the following information: origin and destination data from comprehensive traffic surveys; input data and assumptions used in the Veitch Lister Consulting Zenith model; any preclusion of future mass transit infrastructure, including Doncaster heavy rail or Doncaster bus rapid transit; any preclusion of expansion or improvement to the Doncaster park and ride; and the methodology and comprehensive results from the survey conducted by the North East Link Authority.