An elected Liberal Nationals Government will upgrade the intersection of Punt Road and Pasley Street North in South Yarra to improve safety for local school children, pedestrians and remind drivers to slow down around schools and obey the speed limit during school hours.
This notorious intersection is well known by parents at South Yarra Primary School.
The upgrade will include the installation of a red light and speed road safety camera at the intersection of Punt Road and Pasley Street North, and the installation of a pair of school zone flashing lights (one northbound, one southbound) on Punt Road to remind drivers they are entering a school zone.
A zebra pedestrian crossing will also be installed at Fawkner Street and yellow safety paint will be applied to the existing signalised pedestrian crossings on Punt Road and Pasley Street North.
The installation of pedestrian flashing school zone signs around schools has been roundly acclaimed by road safety experts and school communities as being a very effective program for improving road safety around Victorian school precincts.
Both the current Greens member, Sam Hibbins, and the Andrews Labor Government have failed to respond to local community advocacy on this issue over the last four years.
The Liberal Nationals are committed to improving the safety of Victorian students, and that begins with the journey to school.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Community Safety and Police, Edward O’Donohue:
“Dr Katie Allen has listened to the South Yarra community after it has been consistently ignored by the Andrews Labor Government.
These safety improvements are important to local parents, who want their school and surrounding roads, to be safe.”
Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Prahran, Dr Katie Allen:
“There have been too many close calls at this intersection and yet the Andrews Government still hasn’t responded to safety issues in the Prahran community.
I have spoken with many local residents who are deeply concerned about safety at this busy and dangerous intersection.
That’s why I’ve been working with the community and Matthew Guy’s team to fix the design of this area and make it safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.”