Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
A barrier recently installed along a section of Paynesville Road will be removed, thanks to the strong advocacy of the local community and Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
Mr Bull said having received complaints about the placement of the new barrier – in the centre of the designated cyclist lane – his office had made representations to VicRoads.
“It is pleasing to hear this barrier will now be taken out, which is a common-sense outcome,” Mr Bull said.
“The barrier went straight through the stencils of the cyclists,” he said.
Mr Bull said an elected Liberal Nationals Government would not support a blanket rollout of roadside barriers, which is occurring under the Andrews Labor Government.
“While we will honour existing contracts and I stress we are not opposed to their installation in the right places, we only want to see them placed in suitable locations and after appropriate consultation with emergency services, road users and landholders,” he said.
“That is not occurring under the Andrews Labor Government.
“I also find part of this rollout to be a complete and utter waste of money – on the Princes Highway between Stratford and Bairnsdale they are being installed adjacent to flat, open grazing land.”
Mr Bull recently tabled a petition in State Parliament containing around 500 signatures in support of a more common-sense approach to wire rope barrier installations.
“Despite this, and various other representations my Liberal Nationals colleagues and myself have made over the past year, the people of East Gippsland seem to have been ignored as the Labor Roads Minister continues on with this rushed installation,” he said.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018