Media Release

02 August 2018

Hodgett: Liberal Nationals will put road safety first in Strathmerton

Thursday 2 August 2018

Liberal Nationals will put road safety first in Strathmerton

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will lower the speed limit on the Murray Valley Hwy through Strathmerton to improve road safety for local kids and pedestrians.

With the Murray Valley Highway used by many heavy vehicles and other traffic, reducing the speed limit from 80kmh to 60kmh is a common sense measure that will save lives.

The Liberal Nationals’ announcement follows a strong community-driven campaign, led by local businesswoman Carolyn Ryan and members of the Strathmerton Community Steering Committee, for a lower speed limit along the town’s main road.

Lowering the speed limit will improve road safety in Strathmerton, making it safer for local children during school drop off and pick up times, pedestrians crossing the Murray Valley Hwy and traffic entering and exiting local businesses.

By contrast, the Andrews Labor Government still refuses to listen to the community’s concerns failing to take action since it was elected in 2014.

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

“Roads Minister Luke Donnellan has ignored the pleas of the Strathmerton community for over 12 months, ordering reviews and studies while disregarding the safety of motorists and residents.

A Liberal National Government will reduce the speed limit on the Murray Valley Highway through Strathmerton from 80kmh to 60kmh.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Shepparton, Cheryl Hammer:

“The Strathmerton community have been campaigning on this issue for a long time and Wendy Lovell and I have heard them loud and clear.

I am proud that if elected in November we will reduce the speed limit through Strathmerton to improve safety for the Strathmerton community.”

Comments attributable to The Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwarz:

“Reducing the speed limit on this busy road will improve safety for our kids, pedestrians and for other vehicles turning off into Strathmerton’s businesses along the Murray Valley Hwy.

We know this is a top road safety priority for the Strathmerton community and if we’re elected in November we’ll make the changes necessary to deliver it.”