Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Following site meetings with local MP Tim Bull and community members as far back as 2016, Regional Roads Victoria will finally present long awaited concept plans of the Princes Highway and McEacharn Street intersection in Bairnsdale this Thursday.
“It is one of four intersections where upgrades will be discussed and having made representations on at least two of these some years ago, it is time we got on with fixing them,” said Mr Bull.
“There have been numerous on site meetings over the last four years with VicRoads and community members and letters to Roads Ministers to get action.
“So it’s a relief that we can finally see something tangible happening and I would encourage road users to visit the Bairnsdale Library to view the concept plans which include:
• Princes Highway and McEacharn Street;
• Princes Highway and Bairnsdale-Dargo Road;
• Bullumwaal Road and Howitt Avenue, and
• Princes Highway and Great Alpine Road.
“My office will be happy to receive your feedback to pass on to Regional Roads Victoria if you cannot make this session.
“We don’t want a repeat of the sham consultation that preceded the Princes Highway road safety barriers project where communications staff basically came and told us what was happening.
“I’m hoping that at Bairnsdale this Thursday we will instead be able to have a say in what goes ahead,” said Mr Bull.
The concept plans of the four intersections will be on view at the East Gippsland Shire Library, 22 Service Street, Bairnsdale on Thursday 29 August, between 2pm and 6pm.