Plenty Road Upgrade

Last week I had the pleasure of announcing the start of the first stage of the Plenty Road upgrade with my colleagues the member for Yan Yean and the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Starting in the next few months, this $139.4 million infrastructure project made possible by the Andrews Labor government will ensure that safety and travel times are improved for commuters in my electorate. This is a project that has been driven by community consultation, and our government has delivered. Part of this community consultation in Mill Park included discussion around Rivergum Drive. I can assure my constituents that this government has listened and Rivergum Drive will have traffic lights and left-hand turn lanes. Importantly Blossom Park Drive and Childs Road will both have left-turn slip lanes into Plenty Road. This massive infrastructure development will also have a significant effect on improving the accessibility to vital services in Mill Park. New families in the northern suburbs will be supported with increased access to schools, universities, health centres and their places of employment. This will ensure that our community is accessible with ease and safety for all. I commend the minister for his work in this area.