Fears new Melbourne tolls will hit Gippsland freight
Gippsland East MP Tim Bull says plans to increase tolls for all Monash and Citylink users to pay for the West Gate Tunnel will not only adversely affect drivers but will be a cost to businesses.
He says the tunnel project only benefits drivers on the west side of Melbourne making it unfair for those of us in the east.
Mr Bull says the state government needs to consider the impact of the tolls on Gippsland businesses.
"We have some significant freight companies based in East Gippsland.
"We are a large scale producer of a number of goods including food and fibre, and they have to get to port.
"So all of our businesses that are involved in the export trade, or taking their goods around other areas of the state or interstate, will have this massive impost placed on them for many many years to come."