Build it and they will come...
There are now new storm clouds gathering in the shape of a Victorian government study to consider greater increases in road capacity further south on the Peninsula. Recent announcements about future use and possible excising of elements of Melbourne's green wedges should also be of particular concern in relation to the Peninsula. The two issues can be seen to be related. The grasping energy of landholders seeking windfall gains via the stroke of a government pen should not be underestimated in these circumstances.
Who is current transport policy serving?
Will already crowded Nepean Peninsula roads become impassable in summer?
"But the proposed roads study under the Baillieu government raises serious questions about the future of the Peninsula and the ability of successive state governments to run agendas hidden from public view. It remains a puzzle why the Brumby government should have outlaid over three quarters of a billion dollars of taxpayer's money on a freeway heading towards the pointy end of a peninsula, much of which is designated as a 'green wedge' "
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