MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Rail: Clayton level crossing – Thursday, 24 Nov 2011

Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 in Speeches

Mr LIM (Clayton) — I would like to again bring to the attention of the house the deteriorating condition of the Clayton railway crossing, which is now being featured weekly in the local paper and was also featured in the Age only two days ago. Members will recall that I have already brought to the attention of the house the fact that the Clayton railway crossing was ranked no. 7 by the Department of Transport and VicRoads among more than 300 level crossings to be separated. But when the Baillieu government came in, it threw away the list without consultation or advising the public. Instead, it is upgrading the crossing at New Street in the electorate of Brighton, which is represented by the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, and also the Dalvui Lane crossing in the electorate of Polwarth, which is represented by the Minister for Transport, as nos 1 and 2 in terms of funding allocation.
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