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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Page: 13884

Mr WOOD (La Trobe) (13:31): Last week I had a great week announcing road projects in La Trobe, in particular the on-off ramps needed on McGregor Road and funding for eight dangerous intersections along the Princes Highway between Officer, Beaconsfield and Pakenham. Today I want to speak about the urgent need to put funding into the intersection of Clyde Road and Kangan Drive, which is pretty much the education and health precinct of La Trobe. What I'd like to see there is an urgent fix for the 4,000 cars which turn right each day from Kangan Drive going onto Clyde Road. I am now very focused on working on that congestion-busting project. Further up on that road, where it crosses the Monash Freeway, there actually needs to be an additional lane on Clyde Road there, allowing cyclists to have access.

Can I make the point, though, that back in 2007 to 2010 I made election commitments for the grade separation on Clyde Road. Unfortunately, we didn't win government. Labor came into power and, rather than doing a grade separation on Clyde Road, they just widened the road. The state Labor government has committed to building the grade separation on Clyde Road. Can I say: please, get on and deliver what you promised. We urgently need a grade separation on Clyde Road. (Time expired)