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Pearce ensures local voice is heard on the Scoresby.



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Pearce ensures local voice is heard on the Scoresby Aston MP Chris Pearce today joined with fellow federal and state Liberal MPs in the Scoresby Corridor to present a petition of more than 20,000 signatures, calling on the Bracks Government to honour its pre-election promise and immediately reverse its decision to impose tolls on all vehicles.

The petition was delivered to State Opposition Leader Robert Doyle on the steps of the Victorian Parliament today, ahead of its expected tabling this week.

The petition was originally launched in Aston at a public meeting convened by Aston MP Chris Pearce in late April.

Mr Pearce said the petition - one of the largest ever in Victoria’s history - demonstrated the commitment of local residents and businesses to fight for a better deal on the Scoresby Freeway.

“This issue is vitally important to my electorate. The people of Aston have proven it by collecting the largest number of signatures in this Scoresby Corridor-wide campaign - and I remain committed to ensuring their voice is heard”, Mr Pearce said.

The petition is just part of the community campaign on the Scoresby Freeway, which includes the “Scoresby - NO TOLLS!” bumper stickers which are still available from Chris Pearce’s office at Unit 7, 426 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, or by phoning (03) 9887 3890.

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24 August, 2003