The Napthine Government has once again refused to upgrade the notoriously congested andoften dangerous intersection of Pound and Shrives Road in Hampton Park, State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said today.

In response to an Adjournment Debate matter raised by Ms Graley on April 17, requesting the Minister for Roads commit to provide funding for safety improvements at the intersection, the Minister has again refused to take action.

“The Minister, who failed to provide a single cent of new funding for roads in Casey
in the recent state budget, continues to ignore local residents plea’s to upgrade the intersection,”

“Instead he took six weeks to respond to my Adjournment and yet again provided the same lame and disappointing response local residents have had enough of hearing,”

“The Minister has done nothing more than request that VicRoads monitor the intersection and consider it for future funding,”

“Yet just a few weeks ago we had yet another serious accident occur at this
intersection, resulting in further delays for already frustrated local residents.”

Ms Graley said it was time the Minister finally listened to local residents and took action to ensure their safety.

“I am constantly hearing about near misses and accidents from local residents who are
sick and tired of the same old tired excuses from this Minister as they again find themselves stuck in traffic,”

“They do not deserve to be put at risk by this dithering, do-nothing government and a minister who prefers to bury his head in the sand,”

“The Minister and indeed the Napthine Government must stop the spin, stop the
excuses and make fixing our roads a priority.”