Mr M O’BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition): My question is to the Premier. Modelling from the independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) shows that a motorist commuting to and from work on CityLink each workday will pay an extra $87 060 over the life of Labor’s agreement with Transurban.
Will the Premier tell motorists in the south-eastern and northern suburbs how it is fair that they are paying an additional $87 060 each to Transurban for a road they may never use?
Mr M O’BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition) (17:07:28): The opposition certainly will continue to quote the Parliamentary Budget Office. I can assure the Premier of that. That analysis by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office confirms that CityLink motorists who do not use the West Gate Tunnel will pay more than $87 000 in additional tolls.
Why is the government continuing to mislead Victorians that the cost of this dodgy deal is borne by users of the road rather than admitting that motorists who may never use this tunnel will pay the vast majority of its cost?