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Labor Government Keeps Pressure On Liberals And Greens To Back Level Crossing Removals

10 July 2015

The Andrews Labor Government took its community campaign to Frankston today to keep the pressure on the Liberals and Greens to get out of the way and support the removal of Victoria’s worst level crossings.

Acting Premier James Merlino joined the Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke, at the Skye/Overton Road level crossing to highlight the impact it has on the local community.

New data revealed today shows boom gates are down for up to 34 minutes between 7:00am and 9:00am at the Skye/Overton Road crossing – more than a quarter of the morning peak.

The crossing is one of 11 level crossings on the Frankston line that will be removed as part of the Labor Government’s plan to get rid of 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings.

Labor’s new community campaign, Don’t stand in the way, allows anyone passionate about reducing road congestion, running more trains or saving Victorian lives, to send a message to Victorian Liberal and Greens Members of Parliament to support the Labor Government’s plan to get rid of these dangerous, deadly level crossings.

Last month, Coalition and Greens MPs teamed up in Parliament to oppose the removal of these crossings.

Mr Merlino reassured Victorians that the Andrews Labor Government would deliver on all of its commitments to the Victorian people, including the removal of our most dangerous and congested level crossings.

More information about Labor’s new campaign is available at www.dontstandintheway.comExternal Link .

Quotes attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino

“The Labor Government will get rid of these congested deathtraps, no matter how hard the Liberals and Greens fight against us.”

“Matthew Guy needs to stop impersonating Tony Abbott, start keeping his promises, and support Labor’s plan to get rid of Victoria’s worst level crossings.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke

“The people of Frankston have a message for the Liberals and the Greens: don't stand in the way.”

“The Andrews Labor Government will get rid of this congestion hotspot to unclog local roads, run more trains and make Frankston safer.”

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