First level crossing upgrades completed in Victoria
The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,
Regional Development and Local Government
Leader of the House
Member for Grayndler
June 02 2009
Sixteen of the 59 level crossing upgrades funded in Victoria under the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Package have now been completed.
In just three months boom gates and flashing lights have been installed at sixteen high-risk level crossings across Victoria, with a further four projects likely to be completed by the end of the month.
I congratulate the Victorian Government for moving so quickly to put Federal stimulus money to work improving the safety of our road and rail networks.
Last year alone there were 28 collisions at level crossings in Victoria, nine resulting in fatalities and five involving serious injuries.
The investment is also supporting local jobs and local businesses during the current global recession.
The completed projects include:
|Marong Rd (Allies Road), Eaglehawk||Boom Gates|
|Loddon Valley Hwy, Myers Flat||Boom Gates and Active Advanced Warning Signs|
|Wire La, Camperdown||Flashing Lights|
|Boorcan Rd, Boorcan||Flashing Lights|
|Glenelg Hwy, Westmere||Boom Gates and Active Advanced Warning Signs|
|Rossbridge – Streatham Rd, Mininera||Boom Gates|
|Stawell – Deep Lead Rd, Deep Lead||Boom Gates and Active Advanced Warning Signs|
|Glenorchy Rd, Deep Lead||Boom Gates|
|Draffins Rd, Cardigan||Flashing Lights|
|Powells Rd, Windermere||Flashing Lights|
|Finnegan Rd, Beaufort||Passive to Flashing Lights|
|Old Shirley Rd, Eurambeen||Passive to Flashing Lights|
|Gravel Route Rd, Buangor||Flashing Lights|
|Murchison-Violet Town Rd, Murchison East||Boom Gates and Active Advanced Warning Signs|
|Farmers St North, Kaniva||Boom Gates|
|Madden St North, Kaniva||Boom Gates|
The following projects are nearing completion:
|Reserve Rd, Grovedale||Boom Gates|
|Upper Flynns Creek Rd, Flynn||Flashing Lights|
|Barrs La, Flynn||Flashing Lights|
|Settlement Rd, Kilmany||Flashing Lights|
Our $150 million Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program will see boom gates and other safety measures installed at 292 high risk level crossings around the country.