MEMBERS STATEMENTS West Gate tunnel project

Mr PALLAS — Secondly, I would like to quote constituent Sam DiBlasi’s views on the West Gate tunnel. Sam writes:

As a long‑time resident of Werribee, I’ve seen the growth of our local community in Wyndham. With this growth comes increased traffic, yet we still have the one river crossing for motorists travelling from the outer west. And it will only get worse. I congratulate the Andrews government for getting it done for residents in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs and providing a much‑needed alternative in the West Gate tunnel.

The West Gate tunnel is critical for my community. It will slash 20 minutes of travel time, provide 6000 jobs and create the infrastructure Victorians need now and into the future.