Obviously the Labor Government's fault:
"The report is scathing of the performance of Victoria's public service, finding that the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has failed to give the Andrews government frank and full advice about potential problems with the project. The finding by Mr Greaves mirrors a similarly damning assessment of how departmental staff mishandled the former Napthine government's failed East West Link project."The role of the public service to provide full and frank advice was not realised in this case,"
Mr Greaves wrote.
"[The department] should have advised the incoming government that an analysis was needed of the selected sites against the stated program objective of removing 50 of the most dangerous and congested level crossings."
In any case, some things just have to be done, regardless of their "value for money". What if someone had said "poor value for money", and the removal program had never even been started?