March 4, 2016

TWO NEW CROSSINGS TO BOOST SAFETY IN BALLAN

Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard today joined Moorabool Deputy Mayor, Paul Tatchell and local residents to welcome the announcement of the preferred options for new pedestrian crossings on Inglis Street in Ballan.

“Residents raised their concerns with me about pedestrian safety on Inglis Street and I’m pleased that the Andrews Labor Government has been able to provide $150,000 to address these concerns,” Mr Howard said.

“Recent consultations with the Ballan community indicated that the hospital precinct and the Fisken Street intersection have equal priority for safety improvements.

“A survey of participants also found that a crossing with lights was not the preferred option, and therefore I’m pleased to say that the funding allocated to the project will be able to deliver two raised zebra crossings instead.

“This is great news which will see new crossings built near Cowie Street and Fisken Street.”

Moorabool Deputy Mayor, Paul Tatchell welcomed the announcement of the extra crossing which would boost safety for pedestrians along Inglis Street.

“Two is better than one, with people accessing the hospital and shopping precincts to benefit from these safety improvements,” Mr Tatchell said.

“Not only are we getting more bang for our buck but the design of the new crossings maintains the rural atmosphere of our town.

“I congratulate the Victorian Government and VicRoads for listening to the community, ensuring that we got the best outcome for Ballan.”

Work on the $150,000 project will start soon, with the crossings due to be operational by mid-2016.