My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure.

It is about the Government’s decision to authorise super-loaded trucks to transport West Gate Tunnel infrastructure through towns in my electorate (including Longwood and Locksley) at least five times weekly for the next two years.

This is a decision with major ramifications for the residents of these towns, including in relation to the maintenance and safety of their local roads.

As it has been put to me that no-one from the Government has still even consulted on this issue with my constituents in Longwood and Locksley, I seek the Minister’s explanation as to why this is the case.

That is, I ask: is the Minister prepared to talk first-hand to local representative bodies (such as the Strathbogie Shire Council and the Longwood Action Group) about this decision – and, if so, when will this happen?