Greens call for inquiry into West Gate Tunnel project


The Victorian Greens have called for a parliamentary inquiry into the West Gate Tunnel project following reports of multi-billion dollar blowouts.

With revelations from the Treasurer that the Victorian Labor Government knew early on that there'd been a massive underbid on the project, the public deserves to know the truth behind the secretive project.

Quotes attributable Victorian Greens transport spokesperson, Sam Hibbins MP:

“The West Gate Tunnel has been a scandal from go to woe.

“At the same time the Victorian Labor Government was assessing the West Gate Tunnel in 2015, they were also telling Victorians to avoid scams by advising ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’.

“Instead of following their own advice on scams, the government rushed into this project as a political fix.

“Victorians are now left with yet another traffic-inducing toll road in the middle of a climate crisis, to hell with pollution, cost or congestion. The public deserves to know the truth behind this secretive project.”