In Parliament

Members Statement - Brighton Electorate Pedestrian Crossings


Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (10:02):

My community is also in desperate need of two pedestrian-operated crossings.

The first is on Glen Huntly Road in Elwood, outside Elwood Primary School. VicRoads crash data reportedly shows that in the last five years there have been 17 incidents along the strip. With a primary school and a secondary school nearby, there is a pressing need to keep our local children safe.

The second proposed site is on Hampton Street in Brighton, near the Dendy shopping village. There have been a number of pedestrians injured along Hampton Street too.

It concerns me that there are now two unfunded sites in the electorate that are in need of a pedestrian-operated signal. What is even more concerning is that there have been safety issues near to both locations.