Small contractors on the East West Link were told after the Victorian election to stop work on the project because the Premier-elect came to power on a policy of scrapping it. But this week they've been told to get ready to start work again.
Behind these gyrations in construction is one of the most incredible infrastructure morasses Australia has ever faced. And it will have implications around the nation. The previous government proceeded at full steam with the project, even though six weeks before the election the Opposition leader at the time said he would scrape it.