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10
Jun

Lovell calls out Allan’s ‘political games’ on Shepparton Bypass business case.

The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has again slammed the Andrews Labor Government’s mismanagement of the Shepparton Bypass project, accusing Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan of playing political games with the project’s business case.

In a constituency question to Ms Allan in State Parliament recently, Ms Lovell once again called on the Government to release the business case for the Shepparton Bypass project to the Goulburn Valley community, who deserve to know details of the cost and scope of the project.

Ms Lovell said the business case, which was only recently forwarded to the Federal Government, was delayed for over 12 months and Ms Allan had shrouded the project in secrecy, continuously refusing to reveal any details contained in the document.

The business case was marked ‘Cabinet in Confidence’ before being forwarded to the Federal Government, further preventing it from being released to the public.

Comments attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell:

“This is Jacinta Allan’s business case and she has the ability to inform the Goulburn Valley community of the details of the cost and scope of the project.

“We have waited decades for the Shepparton Bypass to be built and I call on Ms Allan to immediately release the business case to provide clarity and certainty regarding the project.”

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Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240       jason.kelly@parliament.vic.gov.au

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