Media Release

11 October 2016

Smith: Level crossings removed by former Liberal Nationals Government

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Level crossings removed by former Liberal Nationals Government

Today in Question Time, Jacinta Allan incorrectly claimed that the former Liberal Nationals Government didn’t remove or fund the removal of any level crossings.

Jacinta Allan is now clearly taking advice from George Costanza who once said: “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

The former Liberal Nationals Government removed or funded the removal of 13 level crossings, many of which Daniel Andrews has shamelessly taken credit for. Planning to remove a further seven level crossings was also underway.

The former Liberal Nationals Government removed or funded the removal of more level crossings than the Bracks-Brumby Government did in 11 years.

The Andrews Labor Government is incapable of telling the truth, whether it is about level crossing removals, the cost of tearing up the East West Link, verballing the President of the Fair Work Commission, misrepresenting the health of a senior member of the CFA or the decline in first responder police numbers.

Background

Level crossings removed by the Coalition government:

Springvale Road, Springvale

Mitcham Road, Mitcham

Anderson Road, Sunshine (non-metro track)

Anderson Road, Sunshine (metro track)

Rooks Road, Nunawading

Funded:

Main Road, St Albans

Clayton Road, Clayton

North Road, Ormond

Blackburn Road, Blackburn

Centre Road, Clayton

Koornang Road, Carnegie

Burke Road, Glen Iris

Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena

Planning funded:

Grange Rd, Carnegie

Heatherton Rd, Noble Park

Chandler Rd, Noble Park

Scoresby Rd, Bayswater

Corrigan Rd, Noble Park

Poath Rd, Hugesdale

Mountain Hwy, Bayswater

Source: table published by Daniel Bowen, Public Transport Users Association