May 31, 2017

NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FOR HISTORIC BUNINYONG

The Andrews Labor Government is making Buninyong safer with a new pedestrian crossing that complements the town’s heritage architecture.

The Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today announced the completion of works of the new pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Warrenheip and Forest streets.

The Buninyong community have been closely involved with the final design of the crossing, with their contributions creating a safe crossing that fits in with the heritage of the historic village.

The new crossing will make it safer for people to visit the shops or walk children to school, and also improves access to local bike paths and sporting facilities on Forest Street.

Some of the crossings special features include traffic lights on shorter poles, red and amber lights that only light up when activated by a pedestrian and poles painted in a heritage green.

The $350,000 project will boost safety for Buninyong’s school kids and the elderly, and has been endorsed by Vision Australia.

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard

“This new crossing is a fantastic outcome for Buninyong, not only boosting safety and making access to local amenities easier, but also in keeping with our beautiful historic village.”

“We’ve worked closely with the community to find the safest location, and to make sure the crossing fits in with the rest of town.”