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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Strategy needed for Yan Yean works: MP

Danielle Green, Yan Yean MLA, yesterday (Wed.) told State Parliament that a comprehensive communications strategy is needed for the ongoing Yan Yean Rd works program.

“My adjournment matter this evening is directed to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure,” Ms Green told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday night (Aug. 28)(.

“The action I seek is for a comprehensive communication strategy
to be developed and delivered to keep my community informed on the progress of a number of exciting road projects that will serve my electorate.

“Yan Yean Road stage 1 is now all but completed, with users benefiting from a dual carriageway in each direction and much-improved intersections, especially at Diamond Creek Road.

“Plenty Road stage 1 is also complete, with major works for stage 2 to Bridge Inn Road beginning next month.

“I understand that short-listing of tenderers is underway for the northern roads package, which includes Bridge Inn Road, Epping-Kilmore Road, Childs Road and many more across the north.

“Then of course there is the M80 ring-road upgrade and the mammoth
North East Link Project.

“With all this good news it is really hard for locals to get their heads around the north’s big build and to understand what it means for them—the timing of all these great road project upgrades and also how they will interact with the Hurstbridge line stage 2 upgrade, which is going to deliver additional
services and greater capacity on the Hurstbridge line and which will also benefit the Mernda rail commuters, who will see numerous additional services.

“I am delighted that we now have a Minister for Transport Infrastructure that oversees both road and rail projects, and I think that the minister is uniquely positioned to be able to provide the information that my communities seek—this great news of Victoria’s big build in the north,” Ms Green said.

Planning Minister Richard Wynne replied: “The member for Yan Yean raised a matter for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure seeking
progress on a number of excellent road projects within her electorate, including Yan Yean Road, Plenty Road and of course the soon-to-come North East Link Project, and a much broader communication strategy that can be rolled out to her community, who are obviously very interested in
this significant investment.”