Premier Daniel Andrews’ $180m West Gate blowout revealed

Daniel Andrews’ so-called “shovel-ready” Westgate Distributor project is already facing a $180 million cost blowout, according to today’s Herald Sun.

The project, which is supposed to provide a by-pass route to the port for trucks instead of using the Westgate Bridge, was part of Labor’s half-baked alternative when they decided to oppose East-West Link.

Now it seems Labor’s Westgate Distributor will not only fail to cut traffic congestion, it will also cost taxpayers $180 million more than Labor said it would.

To read the Herald-Sun’s account, see Premier Daniel Andrews’ $180m West Gate blowout revealed.