21 June 2023, 12:58
Victorian Legislative Council, Melbourne

Rachel PAYNE (South-Eastern Metropolitan):

My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. My constituent is a resident of Dandenong and her question relates to the pedestrian crossing at Stud Road, Dandenong. She is one of the large number of pedestrians who access the Dandenong Stadium on Stud Road from nearby residential areas or bus stops on Stud Road. In that location there is no formalised crossing point, meaning regular occurrences of pedestrians running across this busy arterial road. Sadly, the accident history there includes a pedestrian fatality in 2018. My constituent understands that council officers and the Victorian government officers have worked together to finalise the design for signalling at the intersection at Stud Road and McFees Road, which would address this issue, so my constituent asks: what steps has the minister taken to fund construction at this location?

Written Answer
Received: 4 July 2023
Hon Melissa Horne MP
(Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Minister for Ports and Freight)

I acknowledge community concerns relating to the safety of pedestrians and cyclists crossing Stud Road to access the Dandenong Stadium, adjacent parkland, and nearby bus stops. The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is investigating and developing potential enhancements aimed at improving safety and accessibility at this location.

Improvements identified and developed as part of the work mentioned above will be considered in a future program, in a state-wide context.

Hon Melissa Horne MP


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