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'Build the Link' campaign gains momentum

02-March-2015

'Build the Link' campaign gains momentum

The Build the Link campaign has achieved over 11,000 signatures on its online petition within a week calling for Daniel Andrews and the Labor Government to build the East West Link.

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, along with other colleagues, last week launched the ‘Dan Andrews, Build the Link’ campaign with over a hundred supporters and local businesses.

Mr Tudge has been fighting for East West Link for several years on behalf of all Knox residents.  It is a much needed infrastructure project for Melbourne that will reduce travel times, ease congestion on our major roads, and create 7,000 jobs for Victoria.

It was an election commitment of the Federal Coalition to fund $1.5 billion to get East West Link built.

‘Dan Andrews, Build the Link’ encourages local residents from across Knox and Melbourne’s east to sign and share the petition calling on Premier Andrews to build the much needed East West Link.

The campaign consists of print and electronic advertising, social media campaigns, videos and petitions. 

Mr Tudge said the Build the Link campaign was gaining momentum across Melbourne’s east.

“In just over a week, almost 12,000 concerned locals are telling Dan Andrews to build the East West Link,” said Mr Tudge.

“Families stuck in traffic, small businesses wasting time and money, and workers wanting more jobs are telling Traffic Jam Dan to build the link.”

“The Premier can throw $1.2 billion on the bonfire in compensation payments, or he can spend $1.5 billion and get a vital road for Melbourne for the next century.”

“The Federal government has already delivered our election commitment of $1.5 billion to the State government to build the link.”

“Premier Andrews, don’t put 7,000 jobs and $1.2 billion on the bonfire. Get our city moving again and honour the contract.”

“Victoria’s unemployment rate is 6.4 per cent and rising. The East West Link will provide 7,000 much needed jobs,” said Mr Tudge.

“Imagine if we didn’t have the CityLink network including the Bolte Bridge and Burnley Tunnel that Jeff Kennett’s Government built. State Labor opposed that too.”

“East West Link will stop the Eastern Freeway coming to a full stop at Hoddle Street and take pressure off the Monash.”

“Dan Andrews, don’t make Victoria the congestion state. Just build the link.”

To sign the petition and join the campaign, visit www.buildthelink.com.au or Mr Tudge’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tudgemp

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