Liberals looking after Brighton mates over merit

The Baillieu Government is planning a multi-million dollar grade separation in Brighton instead of a much needed duplication of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said today.

Last year, the State Government allocated $2 million to plan the grade separation of New Street Brighton, which will cost tens of millions of dollars.

“Despite New Street in Brighton ranking 223 on the independent priority list, it has leapfrogged to number one,” Ms Graley said

“While the grade separation of New Street Brighton ranks very low on the independent priority list, the duplication of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road is the City of Casey’s first priority,”

“And while only 300 vehicles used the Brighton level crossing when it was open, a massive 28,000 vehicles use Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road every day,”

“This is clearly a case of the Baillieu Government favouring the small number of residents in Brighton that use this level crossing over the thousands and thousands of Narre Warren and Cranbourne residents constantly stuck in traffic jams,”

“Why is the local Liberal MP Inga Peulich favouring her Brighton neighbours over our local community?”

“As I said in Parliament recently, Inga Peulich needs to start behaving like a Government MP and start delivering for our community.”

Ms Graley encouraged local Casey residents who want Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road upgraded to contact her office.

“The next State Budget is still a month away, so contact my office on 9704 6055 to find out how you can help with the campaign to finally upgrade Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road.”