Have Your Say

Whatever happens with the East West Link, whether it is built as planned, built according to a different design, or the money is spent on public transport instead, it will impact us as Victorians.  In addition to everything else we have mentioned, there will be a lasting burden on the Victorian taxpayers.  It’s your money, and you should have a say on how it is spent.

What do you think of the project?

What do you think of this proposal?

What do you think of the other proposals which have been put forward?

What do you think is the best outcome for our state?

Have your say in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “Have Your Say

  1. The built environment affects so many things. It affects our health, happiness, lifestyle and so much more. Surely we can ask our government to use big infrastructure projects to improve, rather than harm, our built environment.

  2. Thank goodness for some common sense! Is there any hope that you could also consider alternatives for the horrendous Hoddle street flyover being proposed…the incredibly destrcutive road design modelled by the LMA at this intersection will also decimate the local community and amenity and is completely unnecessary

  3. Fantastic to finally see a considerate design alternative put forward for debate, although it further highlights the shortcomings of the approach taken by LMA! I wish there was a design alternative for the Eastern Portal, as the current proposal is catastrophic for the communities of Clifton Hill and Collingwood.

  4. This is by far the best design I’ve seen for the project. How can we get this to the top of the list in terms of designs. I fear for the distruction of Royal Park with what the government has put forward. councils and people effected by the current designs will love this new approach. This needs to happen…how can I help getting it approved!!!

    • Hi Adrian
      Thanks for your comments. The best way to help is to tell people that if we have to have the tunnels there are better designs possible. Writing to newspapers, politicians and calling talk back radio will also help.

  5. 1. What do you think of the project? Lots of negative things, especially while the govt is keeping things secret while not respecting the wishes of Victorians and rushing things as quickly as possible.

    2. What do you think of this proposal? A better design to minimise experiencing the wrecking ball is certainly a mitigating factor which makes stand for a negotiated compromise for as many to benefit from.

    3. What do you think of the other proposals which have been put forward? Well, my proposal to not build would be best, but your proposal on the west end is better than the govt’s proposal to avoid unnecessary voluntary and compulsory acquisitions.

    4. What do you think is the best outcome for our state? To make this issue a mandate for the next election and to not finance the project with a guarantee at double the rate.

    • Mario, I agree so much, I particularly like point 4.

      I don’t understand the politics of this and why we can’t have it post election. If it’s such a great and popular project, then the government shouldn’t be afraid of an election.

  6. Toll roads rely on congestion to pay their way and even the Government’s own experts agree that congestion will be back to what it is today in 10 years time. $8bn for 10 years? And nothing left in the till for real congestion busting alternatives, like public transport. The EWL is bad transport policy. Melbourne needs an integrated, world class public transport system, not a freight route through the inner city. The EWL is being pushed through for political reasons, no other major infrastructure project has been rammed through with such unseemly haste, which explains the appalling design of the proposed project. You have shown what can be done, and that it can be done much better if it has to be done at all. Well done!

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