Gippsland › Latest news › Darren Chester MP

Darren Chester says lack of progress on road safety projects on Princes Highway from Rosedale to New South Wales is frustrating

Local MP Darren Chester has expressed his frustration at the lack of progress on priority road projects in East Gippsland.

By news@gippsland - 17th December 2021 - Back to News

Local MP Darren Chester has written to State Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll asking for an update on when work will start on projects that have received Federal Government funding. "There has been $60 million allocated for works on the Princes Highway from Rosedale to the New South Wales border and the State Government has failed to deliver the projects," Mr Chester said.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, pictured with State Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull at the Eastern Beach intersection in Lakes Entrance where work has yet to start

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, pictured with State Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull at the Eastern Beach intersection in Lakes Entrance where work has yet to start

Getting the work underway

Mr Chester said, "Projects like McEacharn Street roundabout in Bairnsdale, Eastern Beach intersection in Lakes Entrance and the Hazel Road intersection in Lakes Entrance have not begun construction despite attracting Federal Government funds."

"The failure to deliver road safety projects in a timely manner when the funding is readily available puts more lives at risk and makes it extremely difficult to secure additional funds in the future. We need to get the work underway to support local jobs and improve safety on the Princes Highway." Mr Chester said.

Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

Published by: news@gippsland.com



Edit this news article




Baw Baw Bass Coast Cardinia East Gippsland Latrobe City South Gippsland Wellington
© 2001-2022 gippsland.com Print this page | Subscribe to Newsletter | Feedback / Inquiries | Login
Care has been taken in compiling the component parts of this website. However, Gippsland.com does not warrant or represent that the website is free from errors or omissions, that the qualifications claimed by an advertiser are valid or that the published details of any advertiser are as stated on the website. Please review the full statement of our Terms and Conditions of Service and disclaimer.