ISSUES

Realign Coal Creek bends at Korumburra

"The people of Gippsland South are being encouraged to put their name to petition that calls for the immediate realignment of the infamous Coal Creek bends."

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is seeking action on the long-awaited works to re-align the infamous Coal Creek bends at Korumburra.

I am asking for your help in calling on the Andrews Labor Government to commence the long-awaited works to re-align the infamous Coal Creek bends at Korumburra.

The South Gippsland Highway is the key arterial through the region, serving local communities, dairy, beef and other industries such as the growing tourism sector.  We are also rapidly expanding as a lifestyle and tree-change destination. But the Highway still needs plenty of work to improve it and the Coal Creek bends is a section that needs priority.

There were 17 reported crashes along this section of highway between July 2014 and June 2019 resulting in two people sadly losing their lives and five being seriously injured.

In 2017, Regional Roads Victoria introduced a 60km/h speed limit at the Coal Creek curves as a short-term measure to improve safety.  Many locals are wondering if that is all that will happen.

This petition draws to the attention of the Legislative Assembly the road hazard presented by the Coal Creek bends and requests that the Legislative Assembly commence works on the realignment of the Coal Creek bends as soon as possible.

 

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