Nats to upgrade dangerous school intersection
12 November 2018
A Nationals Government will upgrade one of Kilmore’s most dangerous intersections to make it safer for school children.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan today committed $1 million to improve the intersection at Conway St and the Kilmore-Lancefield Rd if she is elected as part of a Nationals Government later this month.
“This intersection is heavily used, particularly during school times,” Ms Ryan said.
“Works on this intersection are a priority for many Kilmore residents, but I know it is a particular worry for families with children at any of the three schools in the precinct.
“There is a need for traffic lights or a roundabout, as well as more footpaths and traffic calming measures.
“If I am elected to government, I will be speaking with council, the schools and the wider community about how this money can be best spent to improve safety at the intersection.”
Ms Ryan said improvements at the intersection were a priority for Mitchell Shire but the Andrews Government had refused to provide the funding needed to carry out works.
“Mitchell Shire lost $1 million a year in funding for local roads when Labor cut the Country Roads and Bridges Program in 2014,” Ms Ryan said.
“Roads around Kilmore and Broadford are cracking as a result of Labor’s funding cuts and residents often raise the state of local roads with me.
“That’s why we have promised not only to restore the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program to improve local roads, but we will also invest an extra $1 billion into distressed country roads over the next decade,” Ms Ryan said.