Level crossings (11.06.2014)
Written on the 11 June 2014
Ms CROZIER - Members Statement
While representing the Minister for Health at an announcement at the Springvale Service for Children last week, I drove past and could not help notice the extent of work being undertaken on the Springvale Road level crossing. That level crossing is just one of 40 that will be removed or has been planned to be removed under the coalition government since coming to office just three and a half years ago.
The coalition government has provided $1.8 billion to deal with the systemic and considered approach required to undertake level crossing removal projects. The level crossings at Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena, and Koornang Road, Carnegie, will be removed as part of the Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor project. This is a vital project that will cater for the growing population in south-eastern Melbourne and will deliver more services more often.
The people of the south-eastern suburbs understand the importance of such projects. They know that Labor did nothing, and they know that the Napthine government is working toward improving services not only for those in the south-eastern areas of Melbourne but for all Victorians.