May 8, 2015

BUDGET DELIVERS BALLAN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government is fulfilling its promise to build a new pedestrian crossing in Ballan, providing $150,000 as part of the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget.

State Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard joined local residents in Ballan today to celebrate funding for the crossing which will deliver major pedestrian safety improvements for the local community.

“Residents raised their concerns with me about pedestrian safety on Inglis Street and I’m pleased to announce that Labor has listened and is delivering on our commitment to build a new crossing,” Mr Howard said.

“The crossing will be located on Inglis Street near the Fisken Street intersection, and will include a new zebra pedestrian crossing with flashing lights.

“With around 3,700 vehicles traveling on Inglis Street every day, this new crossing will make a big difference to the safety of local pedestrians and road users.

“Alongside a major boost in pedestrian safety for children and the elderly, the crossing will deliver improved connections to the shopping strip and recreational facilities.

“This new pedestrian crossing will increase road safety for locals, and make our community a better place to live and an easier place to get around in.”

Work on the project will start in early 2016.