Mr D O’BRIEN (Gippsland South) (14:43): (6268) My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and I ask: when will the government deliver improvements to local roads in South Gippsland, specifically the Meeniyan-Promontory Road, the Leongatha bypass, stage 2, and the Coal Creek bends at Korumburra? More than 500 people and counting have signed a petition calling for ‘kamikaze corner’ in Leongatha to be fixed. It can be largely accommodated by funding for the design and then implementation of stage 2 of the heavy vehicle bypass. Planning has been funded for the dangerous Coal Creek bends, but no capital funding has been committed—several years later. There have been several fatalities at this spot in recent years. I travelled the Meeniyan-Promontory Road last week, and while there has been some patching the road is still in poor condition and is too narrow, with no overtaking lanes. As the gateway to our magnificent Prom, it is an embarrassment. I ask the minister to allocate the necessary funds in the coming budget to address these and other road issues throughout the electorate of Gippsland South.
South Gippsland Roads – Constituency question
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