House debates

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Statements by Members

Dunkley Electorate: Ballarto Road

1:46 pm

Photo of Chris CrewtherChris Crewther (Dunkley, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Since the whole of Carrum Downs, Skye and Sandhurst came into my electorate last August, local residents, parents and the Skye CFA have told me how hard it is to get in and out of their school and residential streets due to congestion along Ballarto Road. So I have been in the Prime Minister's ear about getting this fixed, as well as at the CFA to talk to them about what this means to them. Last week, the Prime Minister came to Ballarto Road to commit to the funding we need to fix the congested and unsafe intersections all along Ballarto Road. This investment delivers $30 million of budgeted federal funding to fix dangerous and congested intersections all along Ballarto Road, including Greenwood Drive, Dion Drive, Potts Road, school intersections and more. This will mean quicker fire response times, less time in traffic and less time getting to and from work or dropping kids off at school. It also means getting you home sooner and safer, and more quality time at home with your family and friends. It's only because of a strong economy that we've been able to invest in fixing Ballarto Road for Carrum Downs, Sandhurst and Skye, and I'm proud to have responded to the needs of local residents. As the federal Liberal member for Dunkley, I want to keep hearing from you, so, if these local road upgrades to Ballarto Road are something that will make a real difference to you and your family, please comment below and please also let me know about other roads that you think need fixing in our local area.