Southern Metropolitan Region - North Road, Ormond level crossing removal

Written on the 26 November 2015

25 November 2015


Constituency questions 


GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)

My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport, who is responsible for the removal of level crossings.

On Monday evening traders and small business owners met to speak with the Level Crossing Removal Authority about their concerns relating to the level crossing removal at North Road, Ormond. At the meeting traders expressed their frustrations and concerns about the very real possibility of facing financial hardship as a result of the impact the removal is having on their businesses. Many are angry and disappointed about the continual changes in plans for the removal of the level crossing and the lack of communication from the government and authorities.

The government continues to deviate from the schedule, with the changes not being communicated to those who will be affected. In addition night works have been introduced, but no information has been provided on the dates the night works will cause disruption. The call centre does not have up-to-date information on the plans. The whole communication plan, or lack thereof, on the project is a mess. Will the minister immediately review the project to ensure that correct and accurate information is provided to traders so that they can plan and manage their ability to conduct business during this time?

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