Time For Melbourne's Controversial East West Link Project To Be Resurrected?

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Time For Melbourne's Controversial East West Link Project To Be Resurrected?

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy is calling for the controversial East West Link project to be resurrected. 

Labor won power in 2014 promising to scrap the controversial tunnel under the city's inner north, eventually costing the state $1.2 billion to tear up the contracts.

But Opposition Leader Matthew Guy says it's time to resurrect the project and "just build it".

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said there was a "standing offer" of $3 billion for any Victorian government that built the East West Link.

"That's why Victoria needs Matt as premier, we will commit the $3 billion as promised," Mr Turnbull told 3AW on Friday.

Victoria was given $1.5 billion for the first half of the project in 2014, but when Labor axed it that money was instead spent on upgrades to freeways around Melbourne.

Opposition roads and infrastructure spokesman David Hodgett said the finer details about the route and the funding would be sorted out in coming months.

He said the proposed North East Link, which Labor wants to build to connect the Eastern freeway with the Metropolitan Ring Road in the city's north, would dump thousands of extra cars on edge of the city with nowhere to go.

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