Media Release

10 October 2018

O’Brien: Whistle. Blown.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Whistle. Blown.

Daniel Andrews and Labor will put tolls on motorists using the Eastern Freeway if they win November’s election.

Their own documents show they want to toll extra roads besides the North East Link – and Eastern Freeway motorists will pay the price.

The official document states: “The [tolling] structure [for the North East Link] … needs to be sufficiently flexible to allow for other privately operated roads to be included and monetised.”

That’s code for saying the Andrews Labor Government will put tolls on motorists using the Eastern Freeway.

Daniel Andrews and Tim Pallas have form when it comes to lying about roads and tolls.

This time four years ago Daniel Andrews said cancelling the East West Link wouldn’t cost taxpayers a single dollar. It ended up costing taxpayers’ $1.3 billion and counting.

Daniel Andrews also 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.

Victoria can’t afford another 4 years of Daniel Andrews and Labor.