Mr M O’BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition) ): My question is again to the Premier. The independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) found that under the Andrews Labor government’s deal Transurban will collect around $37.3 billion in additional toll revenue, yet Transurban’s capital investment is only around $4 billion. This deal never went to tender, was negotiated in secret and now CityLink users will be paying through the nose.
The SPEAKER: Order!
Mr M O’BRIEN: I will start again. This deal never went to tender, was negotiated in secret and now CityLink users will be paying through the nose. I ask the Premier: given this deal is now confirmed to be a complete rip-off of Victorian motorists, will the government now publicly release all of its modelling?
Mr M O’BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition): The independent Parliamentary Budget Office has found the additional tolls from the West Gate Tunnel and changes to the CityLink concession will deliver to Transurban $37.3 billion. I
t has been reported that Transurban is only contributing $4 billion. How is the decision by the Andrews Labor government to gift a private company such an exorbitant amount of money from the pockets of Victorian motorists in any way fair?