The Planning Minister has distributed a media release stating that he has approved the eastern section of the East West link with some conditions.
It appears the proposed Elliot Avenue Interchange located inside Royal Park has been rejected and will be replaced with an interchange further west at Flemington Road.
Opposition Planning spokesman, Brian Tee, originally quoted in The Age said "The process hasn't followed any logical path - it has been botched every step of the way. We don't have a business plan, we don't have traffic projections, and now we don't even have a finalised route". Similarly The Age report quotes a community group spokesperson whom called for the State Government to defer "signing contracts for the project until after an assessment of the revised design's full impact on Flemington Road".
Media release in full: