Safer roads and safer schools in Monbulk under Labor

Labor will improve road safety in Monbulk, installing electronic
variable speed limit signs, resurfacing roads and changing school speed zones, Shadow
Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan announced today.

Mr Donnellan joined Labor Member for Monbulk, James Merlino to announce
Labor’s plan, visiting Mount Dandenong Primary, The Patch Primary and Selby
Primary.

Labor’s plan will alert drivers with flashing electronic signs when they
are entering a school zone. Labor will also resurface 2.4 km of Monbulk Rd
between Kallista and Belgrave.

Labor will also guarantee $1 billion to upgrade outer-suburban roads and
another $1 billion to fix roads in regional Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Mr Donnellan:

“Only Labor will install electronic speed limit signs and upgrade local roads in the
hills – it’s all about the safety of our kids.”

Denis Napthine wants to waste taxpayers’ money on a dud tunnel in the inner city.
Only Labor will fix the roads in our local communities.”

Quotes attributable to James Merlino, Labor Member for Monbulk:

“The Liberals have let our roads deteriorate and they cancelled the school safety
sign program.”

“Labor’s plan will make our roads safer and protect our kids.”

Mount Dandenong Primary, The Patch Primary and Selby Primary have lobbied hard for changes to school speed zones and Labor has listened.”

Key Facts

  • At Mount Dandenong Primary School, electronic variable speed limit signs will be installed and the speed limit will be changed during school times from 60km/h to 40km/h.
  • At The Patch Primary School, electronic variable speed limit signs will be installed and changes will be made to the school zone to reflect the volume of students coming to and from the school.
  • At Selby Primary School, electronic variable speed limit signs will be installed
    and minor edging work will mean a safe distinction can be made between the road and footpath.
  • In 2012, Selby Primary School was rejected for funding for variable speed zone
    signs because the Liberals cancelled the school safety sign program.

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