Media Release

12 November 2018

Guy: Get Victoria Moving: Easing traffic congestion in Cranbourne

Monday 12 November 2018

Get Victoria Moving: Easing traffic congestion in Cranbourne

Daniel Andrews has lost control of congestion and failed to get ahead of vital road infrastructure to stop our local suburbs choking with traffic.

That is why the Liberal Nationals will invest between $4.1 and $5.3 billion to remove 55 of Melbourne and Geelong’s most dangerous and congested intersections, including the intersection of Evans Road and Thompsons Road in Lyndhurst.

Removing these suburban congestion hotspots will make our roads safer and keep traffic flowing which means less time spent sitting in gridlock and more time at home with family and friends.

It also means people like tradies, couriers and salespeople who use the roads to get between jobs will be able to do so more quickly. That’s good for business and good for jobs.

This project will create thousands of jobs in the construction phase and it will help accommodate Melbourne’s burgeoning population growth.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and road infrastructure to get people out of traffic safely and at home with their families.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Liberal Party, Matthew Guy:

“At this election, Victorians will have a clear choice.

Victorians can choose more of the same catch-up, band-aid ideas from Daniel Andrews, or they can choose my comprehensive plan to invest in vital infrastructure projects like removing Victoria’s most dangerous and congested intersections.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get Cranbourne moving so commuters spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with their families and loved ones.”

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure, David Hodgett:

“Daniel Andrews has lost control of congestion and failed to get ahead of vital road infrastructure to ease the pressure on local communities that are stuck in traffic.

The Liberal Nationals are committed to getting back in control of local road infrastructure by making the right investments in our road networks.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Cranbourne, Ann-Marie Hermans:

“Roads in the outer eastern suburbs have been appallingly neglected by the Andrews Labor Government, with even basic maintenance not being done.

Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to get back in control of population growth and ease the congestion squeeze on our suburban roads while Labor keeps you stuck in traffic.”