INTERSECTION UPGRADE CAMPAIGN MUST CONTINUE

The campaign to upgrade the notoriously congested and dangerous intersection of Pound and Shrives Roads must continue, State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said today.

Ms Graley was joined by the Shadow Treasurer Tim Pallas and members of the local Indian community at the accident hot-spot earlier today.

 “Rarely does a week go by where I am not contacted by a local resident who is sick and tired of finding themselves stuck in traffic at this intersection,”

“I invited Mr Pallas to come down today to see for himself just how dangerous and congested this intersection has become on Napthine’s watch,”

“It beggars belief that after almost four years of worsening congestion, countless near-misses and multiple accidents that this government refuses to act.”

Ms Graley slammed the Napthine Government’s failure to listen to the local community’s concerns about this dangerous intersection.

 “I have raised this matter on behalf of the local community in the Parliament, I have written to the Minister, organised a petition and still the Napthine Government refuses to do a single thing about it,”

 “In fact, if the desperate State Budget of Mr Napthine’s is any guide, roads in Casey simply no longer exist,”

“Not one cent of new roads funding was provided for our growing local community, as our current roads buckle under the pressure,”

“I urge everyone who is yet to get involved to join our campaign for safety upgrades at the
intersection of Pound and Shrives Roads,”

 “We mustn’t allow Mr Napthine to get away with abandoning our local community.”