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November 19, 2014

LABOR TO IMPOSE IMMEDIATE TRUCK CURFEW ON ROSANNA ROAD

Luke Donnellan | November 5, 2014

Victorian Labor will impose a truck curfew on Rosanna Rd and Greensborough Rd, between Grimshaw Street and Banksia St, Shadow Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan, announced today.

Mr Donnellan, who joined Labor Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines, to make the announcement, said the curfew would run between 10pm and 6am, seven days a week.

The curfew will be a twelve month trial, assessed by VicRoads in consultation with the community. Labor will direct VicRoads to work with local councils to ensure the curfew doesn’t affect local streets.

VicRoads will also consider applications for access into the curfew area by trucks to local destinations, on a case-by-case basis.

Quotes attributable to Mr Donnellan

“The Liberals have had four years to address the congestion and noise on Rosanna Rd and they’ve done nothing.”

“Only on the eve of an election they announce a ‘study’ – but residents and local businesses already know what the problems are.”

Quotes attributable to Mr Carbines

“Over 600 residents have signed a local petition calling for action on Rosanna Rd, and Labor has listened.”

“As a Rosanna resident, I’m proud to have worked with locals and I’m proud that a Labor Government will implement this curfew.”

Key Facts

The curfew will also be imposed in Viewbank, Montmorency and Eltham to ensure the problem doesn’t simply shift into those areas. Under Labor’s trial, the curfew will be implemented along:

o Rosanna Rd/Greensborough Rd between Grimshaw St and Banksia St

o Lower Plenty Rd/Main Rd, between Greensborough Rd and Fitzsimons Ln

o Para Rd, between Grimshaw St and Lower Plenty Rd

o St Helena Rd/Karingal Dr/Bolton St, between Grimshaw St and Lower Plenty Rd

o Ryans Rd/Wattletree Rd/Main Rd, between Diamond Creek Rd and Fitzsimons Ln

o Waiora Rd between Kingsbury Dr and Banksia St

o Waterdale Rd between Kingsbury Dr and Bell St