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To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:
The petition of certain citizens for the state of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Assembly recent news regarding the Napthine Liberal government’s intention to build an $8 billion tunnel. In particular we note that:

1. the Napthine government is trampling on the rights and homes of local residents;

2. the Premier has failed to present a business case for this tunnel which will do nothing to fix traffic congestion for most Victorian motorists; and

3. the $8 billion tunnel will mean there is no funding available for other desperately needed transport infrastructure.

Petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly calls on the Napthine Liberal government to seek a mandate from the people of Victoria before spending $8 billion of taxpayers money on this tunnel.

By Ms GARRETT (Brunswick) (970 signatures) and

Mr WYNNE (Richmond) (180 signatures).