Road Upgrades at Killara Road &
Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
WATCH: On 14 November 2019, I asked the Labor Government when will the works start to upgrade Killara Road and Maroondah Highway.
Members Statement – Bridget Vallence MP – 5 March 2019
Road Safety Upgrades at Maroondah Highway and Killara Road, Coldstream
I pay tribute to the Coldstream community who have finally been successful, after many years of campaigning, to have traffic lights installed at the dangerous intersection of Killara Road and Maroondah Highway in Coldstream.
Coldstream CFA volunteers, local residents and local traders have been advocating for upgrades to enable safe navigation through this area for locals, tourists, transporters and first responders alike.
Unlike those opposite, local Liberals have listened to what matters most to the Coldstream community. I fought hard together with local residents for years seeking road safety upgrades at Killara Road and Station Street, and was proud to have promised to the community in 2018 that a State Liberal Government would install traffic lights at this dangerous intersection.
Whilst the Andrews Labor Government, unfortunately, blatantly ignored the concerns of Coldstream residents and traders and did not support delivering that promise, I am pleased to inform this chamber that our hardworking Federal Liberal Member, Tony Smith, has now secured $20 million of Commonwealth funds.
This will ensure installation of traffic lights at Killara Road and Station Street becomes a reality, along with duplication of the highway through this area.
With funding confirmed, I look forward to VicRoads getting underway on this much needed safety upgrade.
I wish to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of all locals involved, and particularly congratulate the volunteers at the Coldstream CFA Brigade led by Captain Sean Bethell, and local advocate Kevin Ryan and the Coldstream Voice action group for leading a petition on this issue.