The Opposition is calling on the Malinauskas Labor Government to publicly release its “completed” review of key elements of the North-South Corridor project after a hidden website revealed startling new details.
The hidden Government website was uncovered by a media outlet, which reported:
- More property acquisitions.
- Removal of elevated roadways on Anzac Hwy and at West Hindmarsh.
- Start of construction pushed back from 2024 to 2025.
- Project completion now delayed to 2032.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Vincent Tarzia, described the latest fallout as “Labor amateur hour”.
“This Labor government has been disgraceful in the handling of this project and disrespectful to the South Australians whose homes and businesses hang in the balance,” he said.
“People have been left in the dark over the changes to this project and have been forced to rely on media reports, innuendo, and gossip to get clarity on their futures. To treat people like that is outrageous and unacceptable.
“A Government website would never publish sensitive information about the state’s largest infrastructure project without the involvement of Cabinet and that means Peter Malinauskas could have sighted the completed review.
“Peter Malinauskas owes the community an explanation and must come clean on Labor’s drastic changes that appear to show more homes and businesses will be bulldozed.”