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- Questions on Notice No 6717
- Assembly59 Parliament First Session
- Asked: 4 August 2022
Question on Notice
Ms McLeish to ask the Minister for Roads and Road Safety — The Government has committed $754,000 to replace and rebuild the McMahons Creek pedestrian bridge. The project is to be undertaken by the Yarra Ranges Shire Council. To date, the funding has been not forthcoming, and Yarra Ranges Shire Council have been informed that the money is not in the budget.
When will the allocated funding be provided to Yarra Ranges Shire Council so they can plan and complete the build.
- Answered: 8 September 2022
QoN - LA - Response - Minister Carroll_PQN-1-22-2485_0_0.docx
I thank the Member for Eildon for her question. The old pedestrian bridge was decommissioned in 2017 after the structure was deemed unsafe, and the Victorian Government is committed to replacing the decommissioned bridge.
Construction of a new bridge will ensure people can safely cross McMahons Creek separate from traffic lanes on nearby Woods Point Road, and improve access to the local Reefton Hotel and local community. This will further support the pedestrian and active transport connections across Yarra Ranges.
The Department of Transport (DoT) is currently working with the Shire of Yarra Ranges to finalise funding arrangements.
The Hon Ben Carroll MP
Minister for Industry Support and Recovery
Minister for Business Precincts
Minister for Public Transport
Minister for Roads and Road Safety