Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Constituency questions

Northern Metropolitan Region

Northern Metropolitan Region

Mr ONDARCHIE (Northern Metropolitan) (12:12): (1847) My constituency question today is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Preston and Thornbury residents in my electorate of Northern Metropolitan Region are concerned about the traffic and congestion and the time it takes them to get to work. Now, I know members might be surprised by this, but I have recently conducted a community survey in Preston and Thornbury, and I was inundated with responses. I later made it known to this house how constituents felt about the traffic in their community. One social media user wrote:

St Georges Road is the only road i know where people continue to drive 20kph under the limit—

because of the traffic—

and, as a result, score every red light along its length. And there are alot of lights.

My question for the minister is: will the government commit to investigating the sequencing of lights at the intersections of Bell Street and St Georges Road, Bell Street and Albert Street, High Street and Murray Road, Normanby Avenue and St Georges Road, and High Street and Clarendon Street to improve the traffic flow so my residents can get home to their families a lot sooner?