Constituency Question: Road Safety

28 May 2024

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My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety: what is the timeframe for the installation of the wombat crossings in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove in my electorate as part of the safe system pedestrian infrastructure program? An initial round of funding was granted last year to support the design and development of two priority sites, as I have explained, in Ocean Grove and in Barwon Heads, as well as wombat crossings and footpath connections. I have received concerns from members of my community, including school bus drivers, about the accessibility and safety of pedestrian crossings at these intersections, with the population on the Bellarine Peninsula growing significantly and traffic on our roads only getting busier. I would like an update for the Bellarine community to understand where these pedestrian crossings will be installed and the timeline to ensure the safety of both adults and children when crossing these busy roads.