Media Release

02 May 2017

Smith: Mordialloc Bypass 3 years behind schedule

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Mordialloc Bypass 3 years behind schedule

Daniel Andrews has finally made a commitment to build the Mordialloc Bypass, almost three years after planning was funded and completed by the previous Coalition Government.

Over $10 million was put aside in the 2014 state budget for planning this important road infrastructure, with that planning well underway by the end of 2014.

Despite planning for the Mordialloc Bypass being all but completed and detailing roadway widths, signalisation plans, walking and cycling paths and a grade separation over Bowen Parkway, Labor is going back to the drawing board, consulting on concept designs and starting the planning process from scratch.

Under the previous Coalition Government, works on the Mordialloc Bypass would have commenced a year ago, under Daniel Andrews work won’t begin until 2019.

 

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Roads & Infrastructure, Ryan Smith

Why is Daniel Andrews spending more money and wasting more time when the planning process is already finished?

Daniel Andrews is so pig-headed and politically focussed that he refuses to use the work that has already been paid for by the Victorian taxpayer under the previous Coalition Government.

Motorists in Melbourne’s South East don’t want Daniel Andrews to play politics; they want him to get on with building a road that is already three years overdue.