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Constituency – let NEL alternative designs present to bidders

Mar 4, 2020 | North East Link, Parliament

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:52): My constituency question is addressed to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, who is represented by Minister Pulford.

Let NEL community designers present to project bidders

I asked the Minister for Transport Infrastructure to make provision for alternative community designs to allocated time for to present to North East Link pro…

The North East Link is an enormous project and one that Melbourne absolutely needs. In his response to the independent advisory group’s environment effects statement recommendations, the Minister for Planning supported recommendation 6, that alternative project designs developed by the North East Link Project team be considered in preference to the reference design and that community developed alternatives from Ms Hilary Marshall, Mr Fred Buono and Mr Andrew O’Brien be provided to tenderers for consideration.

Local councils have been afforded time to present to project bidders and I would assume the NELP design team have had a good opportunity to present their alternatives to the bidders.

I ask the minister: will she make provision for these alternative community designs to be afforded the same courtesy and allocate time for them to present to bidders?

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