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Win For Child Safety As Canadian Bay Road Car Park Goes Ahead

03 August 2017

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP
Shadow Minister for Finance and State Member for Mornington, David Morris MP

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and VicRoads have reached an agreement that will allow the $280,000 Federally funded upgrade of the car park on the corner of Canadian Bay Road and Nepean Highway to go ahead.

The car park, which has long been a safety concern for residents, parents and students from surrounding schools, will be redeveloped with a $280,000 Federal Government grant secured by the Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP.

Mr Crewther and the Shadow Minister for Finance and State Member for Mornington, David Morris MP, were joined by Mount Eliza Primary School Principal, Mr Brett Bell, at the site of the new car park today to provide an update on the upgrade.

“The current car park has long been a serious safety concern for children, parents and surrounding schools particularly during school pick-up and drop-off times,” Mr Crewther said.

“Following the advocacy from parents and, in particular, community groups such as ‘Room To Move’, I am thrilled to see the that the upgrade will go ahead, providing a much safer area for school pick ups and drop offs, that will also ease congestion and disruptions for other drivers”.

State Member for Mornington, David Morris MP, said he was delighted that an agreement had been reached.

“I am delighted that the Andrews Government has finally abandoned their ridiculous attempt to extract more than $21,000 in site rental each year from the Mount Eliza Primary School community, Mr Morris said.

“This decision will allow much needed improvements to the existing informal facility, and most importantly create a much safer environment for Mount Eliza students.”

Works are expected to commence later this year.

ENDS

Media enquiries: 
Matthew Head – 0487 621 764

Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, State Member for Mornington, David Morris MP and Mount Eliza Primary School Principal, Brett Bell, at the location of the car park upgrade.

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