Today in Question Time, despite being given several opportunities, Treasurer Tim Pallas
failed to rule out new or increased tolls on existing roads to pay for the North East Link which is already $10 billion over original cost estimates and – on Labor’s admission – completely unfunded.
Daniel Andrews and Tim Pallas have form when it comes to lying about roads and tolls.
Daniel Andrews said cancelling the East West Link wouldn’t cost taxpayers a single dollar. It
ended up costing $1.3 billion and counting.
Daniel Andrews said the Western Distributor was ‘shovel-ready’, would be toll-free and cost
$500 million to build. It ended up not being ‘shovel-ready’ and was scrapped in favour of the Westgate Tunnel which will be tolled and will also include more tolls on the Monash and Tullamarine Freeways.
In their hearts, Victorians know Daniel Andrews will put tolls on the Eastern Freeway or
other existing roads like the Westgate Bridge to help pay for the unfunded North East Tunnel.