October 17, 2017  |  Members statements

Buninyong electorate roads

MR HOWARD (Buninyong) (13:47:01) — I was pleased when I was able to announce last month that the Andrews government has provided $150 000 for a feasibility study to investigate a potential transport link to the east of Ballarat. As Buninyong continues to grow there is increasing concern within the community about the amount of traffic, and in particular heavy vehicles, travelling through the town.

Over the next 12 months VicRoads will investigate current traffic conditions, projections of traffic growth and potential options to minimise the impacts on the Buninyong area. This is a major step towards the much-talked-about Ballarat eastern link road that will provide great benefit to the people of Buninyong. It will deliver an important link for those travelling from the Western Highway to Geelong and a quicker access road for the people of Buninyong, Mount Helen and Mount Clear to avoid the populated areas of Ballarat.

This important planning work will identify the best options for a clearly defined road that will improve safety and enable Buninyong to maintain its village atmosphere and amenity.