November 10, 2018

KEEPING LOCAL FAMILIES SAFE AT ROSANNA VILLAGE

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will improve safety at the popular Rosanna Shopping Village, keeping local families safe.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines has today announced that Labor will invest $200,000 to install new flashing signs to make sure that traffic slows down and observes the speed limit.

Labor has already removed the dangerous and congested Lower Plenty Road level crossing, removing a major bottleneck and improving local traffic flow.

Building on this work, the new signs will make sure drivers know to slow down to 40km/h as they pass under the train line and head up through the Rosanna shops.

Mr Carbines has been discussing ways to make Lower Plenty Road safer with local residents and traders, who know that vehicles are going too fast in an area with a lot of pedestrian activity.

The area is a busy pedestrian zone throughout the day as locals access the popular Rosanna shops and cafes, and is particularly busy as school kids get on and off trains and buses at Labor’s new Rosanna Station.

Only Labor will address this issue, and make sure local roads are safe for local families.

The flashing signs will be installed in both directions on Lower Plenty Road.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP

“We’ve removed the Lower Plenty Road level crossing, built a bigger, better Rosanna Station and now we’ll invest in the pedestrian safety upgrades that the Rosanna Shopping Village needs.”

“Whether you’re heading down for a coffee at one of our great local cafes, doing a bit of shopping or picking the kids up from the station, these new lights will make the Rosanna shops safer for everyone.”