Centre-Mackie roads - Bentleigh East (25.6.2015)

Written on the 29 June 2015

 

Centre-Mackie roads, Bentleigh East

25 June 2015

COUNCIL 

Adjournment  GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)

 

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I would like to raise an issue that has been raised by several concerned residents of Bentleigh and the adjacent Assembly electorate of Oakleigh. The issue relates to an intersection that is on the border of Bentleigh and Oakleigh, and I think Mr Dalidakis might be aware of this concern as well.

The issue of pedestrian and public transport safety at the intersection of Centre and Mackie roads in Bentleigh East has been brought to my attention.

The intersection is very close to the Ventura Bus Lines depot, and a large number of buses turn off Centre Road into Mackie Road to access the large bus stop on the corner. Trucks servicing the shopping centre on the opposite corner also often need to access a small lane behind the shops, which means they pull out in front of turning buses. In addition a new three-storey apartment block on the corner has completely restricted the view into Mackie Road from the intersection. A number of elderly pedestrians, schoolchildren and others cross the roads to get to the bus stop, and residents tell me it is only a matter of time before a major accident occurs at this intersection.

The action I therefore seek from the minister is that he have VicRoads assess the safety concerns that have been raised with me and provide advice as to how this dangerous intersection with those bus and truck concerns those turning concerns may best be improved and how improved safety measures could be put in place.

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