Premier

Level Crossing Removals are Labor's Priority

12 December 2014

The Victorian Government has written to the East West Connect Partnership, instructing them to immediately suspend works on the East West Link and delivering on Labor’s election commitment to prioritise removing level crossings.

The Premier joined the Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, to make the announcement at the level crossing on North Rd, Ormond, set to go under Labor’s plan to remove 50 of our most dangerous and congested crossings.

The Premier’s letter provided formal instructions to the East West Connect Partnership to immediately suspend all works and project activities relating to the East West Link. These instructions ensure that drilling works that would have torn up Royal Park to create a ‘launch pit’ in advance of tunnel drilling works will not take place.

Labor will end the East West waste and get to work on our priorities, removing the following 50 level crossings:

  1. Abbotts Rd DANDENONG SOUTH
  2. Aviation Rd LAVERTON
  3. Balcombe Rd MENTONE
  4. Bell St COBURG
  5. Bell St PRESTON
  6. Blackburn Rd BLACKBURN
  7. Buckley St ESSENDON
  8. Burke Rd GLEN IRIS
  9. Camp Rd CAMPBELLFIELD
  10. Centre Rd BENTLEIGH
  11. Centre Rd CLAYTON
  12. Chandler Rd NOBLE PARK
  13. Charman Rd CHELTENHAM
  14. Cherry St WERRIBEE
  15. Clayton Rd CLAYTON
  16. Clyde Rd BERWICK
  17. Corrigan Rd NOBLE PARK
  18. Edithvale Rd EDITHVALE
  19. Eel Race Rd SEAFORD
  20. Ferguson St WILLIAMSTOWN
  21. Furlong Rd ST ALBANS
  22. Glenroy Rd GLENROY
  23. Grange Rd ALPHINGTON
  24. Grange Rd CARNEGIE
  25. Hallam Rd HALLAM
  26. Heatherdale Rd MITCHAM
  27. Heatherton Rd NOBLE PARK
  28. High St RESERVOIR
  29. Koornang Rd CARNEGIE
  30. Kororoit Creek Rd W’TOWN NORTH
  31. Lower Plenty Rd ROSANNA
  32. Main Road East/West ST ALBANS
  33. Manchester Rd MOOROOLBARK
  34. Maroondah Hwy LILYDALE
  35. McKinnon Rd MCKINNON
  36. Melton Hwy SYDENHAM
  37. Moreland Rd BRUNSWICK
  38. Mountain Hwy BAYSWATER
  39. Murrumbeena Rd MURRUMBEENA
  40. North Rd ORMOND
  41. Poath Rd HUGHESDALE
  42. Scoresby Rd BAYSWATER
  43. Seaford Rd SEAFORD
  44. Skye/Overton Rd FRANKSTON
  45. South Gippsland Hwy DANDENONG
  46. Station St BONBEACH
  47. Station St CARRUM
  48. Thompsons Rd LYNDHURST
  49. Toorak Rd KOOYONG
  50. Werribee St WERRIBEE

Quotes Attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“I’ve written to the consortium and ordered that works be stopped on this botched and secretive project.”

“The Victorian people made their voices heard loud and clear. They don’t want an $18 billion tunnel, they want 50 level crossings removed.”

Quotes Attributable to Nick Staikos, Member for Bentleigh

“Level crossings like this one hold up traffic, slow down trains and put lives in danger. They’ve simply got to go.”

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Reviewed 19 August 2020

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