CONSTITUENCY QUESTION & RESPONSE | WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Mr Melhem (Western Metropolitan): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Honourable Jacinta Allan in the other place. In the Andrews Labor government’s first term 29 of the most dangerous and congested level crossings were removed across Melbourne, many in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region. In the west I am thrilled to see many of these dangerous and outdated crossings removed. Furlong Road and Main Road in St Albans were two of the earliest completed projects. Cars are now also driving freely through the underpasses of the railway lines at Buckley Street, Essendon, and Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown. Labor is investing in these vital projects to make sure that workers get home to their families sooner. The Andrews Labor government is not wasting a day investing in infrastructure. My question for the minister is: how is the level crossing removal at Aviation Road, Laverton, in Melbourne’s west progressing, and when can my constituents expect this vital project to be completed?

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