November 3, 2016  |  

Constituency Question – Newman Street

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — (11 878) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: how will the recently announced $60 000 for VicRoads to commence planning works at the dangerous Keilor Road and Newman Street intersection improve safety for road users going into the future? The intersection of Keilor Road and Newman Street is a busy and complex intersection with connections to the Calder Freeway, the Keilor Road shopping precinct and Newman Street in Niddrie. The intersection is also in close proximity to the Keilor Road and Grange Road intersection. Grange Road forms part of the overpass, which is frequently used by vehicles to travel north or south over the Calder Freeway. As a result, there are vehicles travelling in multiple directions at this intersection without any traffic management solutions in place, such as traffic lights or a roundabout.

The community has been lobbying for safety improvements at this intersection for many years, and I again ask: how will the recently announced money for planning works help with safety improvements in the future for this dangerous and congested intersection?