11 September 2018
Parties to face grilling on gridlock
THERE is no question Whittlesea is plagued by transport issues.
And people will have the chance to air their transport grievances at a Leader Transport Forum on October 4.
Crippling congestion on Plenty, Epping and Bridge Inn roads will be discussed, as will the future of the E6 Freeway and possible bus service improvements.
Residents will have the chance to grill Yan Yean state Labor MP Danielle Green, Opposition public transport spokesman David Davis and Northern Victoria Greens candidate Nicole Rowan on their transport policies.
Ms Green said connecting the Seymour rail line to the Upfield line and establishing bus services to Donnybrook and west Mernda were important transport projects.
Ms Rowan and Mr Davis did not respond to a question from Leader about what they believed were the biggest transport issues in Whittlesea.
Social media users said too many roads were being upgraded at once in the municipality.
Matthew Jones said the “bright idea” would have been to complete one road at a time so traffic could be redirected to nearby roads.
Penny Chrimes said she believed too many estates had been approved before basic infrastructure had been created.
Roshan Perera invited politicians to experience travelling from north Epping to the city for a week.
To have your say about transport in Whittlesea, attend the Metropolitan Transport Forum from 6.30pm to 8pm on October 4 at Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, 70 Mernda Village Drive.