Bring forward Gelantipy Road works: Bull
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Bring forward Gelantipy Road works: Bull

Victoria’s Roads Minister has been asked to bring forward works planned for Gelantipy Road, which otherwise will not take place until 2018.

In State Parliament last night, Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, said his office had received further contact from residents concerned with the condition of the road.

Mr Bull first raised the issue in Parliament in November last year, after the Government advised it reduced the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h “as a result of the condition of the road”.

“At the time I found this astounding that this government admitted it was reducing speed limits instead of fixing the road, and whether or not the Minister believes this is an acceptable situation,” Mr Bull said.

In his response, the Minister advised the speed limit would be in place “until the works can be completed”.

“When seeking more information relating to these works, following further contact from concerned constituents, my office was informed that $300,000 had been allocated,” Mr Bull told Parliament.

“While I am pleased the Minister realises the need for permanent repair to this section of road, I am told the works will not be completed until 2018.

“As the speed reduction has been in place for almost 12 months, and given local residents will have to wait a further year for works, I ask that the Minister ensures the pavement rehabilitation and any other associated repairs are completed in 2017.”

The Minister has 30 days to respond.

Friday, May 12, 2017