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The Age: This is not a plan. It is a hoax driven by money

Victoria’s most senior bureaucrat, Andrew Tongue, recently said that the Victorian government could not control the number or type of apartment towers in Melbourne because of a need for foreign capital. Advertisements

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The Age: The east-west smog factory should never be built

The east-west road link, if built, will be a planning disaster for Melbourne. It fails most major planning tests and flies in the face of overwhelming urban science that shows we can never build our way out of congestion.

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The Age: Benefits of East West Link ‘inflated’

Traffic estimates used to justify the Napthine government’s east-west link toll road ”artificially inflate the benefits that can be expected from the project”, according to leaked emails sent by a senior VicRoads manager.

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The Age: Evidence doesn’t back Napthine’s claim

There has been a strong response to Dennis Napthine’s recent comments about the EW link and the change in government. The EW link is another example of the governments ‘salami’ tactics to spread a network of tollroads through parklands, residential … Continue reading

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