Southern Metropolitan Region - level crossing removal KPIs (15.12.2017)

Written on the 15 December 2017

Friday, 15 December 2017


Southern Metropolitan Region - level crossing removal KPIs


Ms CROZIER (Southern Metropolitan)

My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it relates to the level crossing removal program.

Obviously a number have been undertaken in my area of Southern Metropolitan Region which I note that the Auditor General's report refers to. In the 'Conclusion' section of the 'Audit overview' the report states:


Contrary to publicly stated objectives, not all of the 50 level crossings selected for removal are the most dangerous and congested.


As we know, this program has blown out by 38 per cent or $3.3 billion. The conclusion in the report also talks about risks, stating:


These risks are compounded by an inadequate and delayed business case, and poor indicators to measure program benefits.


In the key performance indicator (KPI) targets that the Auditor General references, the target 'Average travel time reduced' has not been met for McKinnon Road.

The target 'Travel time reliability improved' also has not been met for the McKinnon Road level crossing.


The question I ask the minister is: what steps will she put in place to ensure these KPIs are met?

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