12/09/2013
SOLD to the Victorian GovernmentVictorian Greens Leader Greg Barber is calling on the government to disclose the full cost of the compensation that will be paid to landowners near the proposed east west road tunnel.
 
Mr Barber today released correspondence and purchase options from the Linking Melbourne Authority to off-the-plan buyers of apartments in the Evo development in Parkville, which will be badly affected by the tunnel project.

"If compensation is being paid to one group of apartment owners for loss of amenity, who else is eligible? Because we know the project will increase air and noise pollution and traffic congestion in many places, for many homeowners," Mr Barber said.

"Will Melbourne City Council be compensated for the last parkland, with an estimated value of $200 million?"

"The government is already bleeding public money before the bulldozers have arrived. The profits will be for the road builder. The costs will be on the residents and taxpayers."

"Next week in Parliament I will ask Planning Minister Matt Guy, who is the local Liberal member and the minister assessing the project, what the likely cost of lost amenity and property values will be, and who will get compensated for that."

Documents
 
LMA email to Evo buyer, 11 September 2013
LMA Evo purchase options, September 2013