Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin.
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer.
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Statements by Members: RACV Survey on Eastern Fwy

This morning the results for this year’s RACV Leader News Redspot Traffic Congestion Survey were revealed, and the findings will not come as a surprise to those on this side of the House and those in the Deakin electorate. That is because the junction of the eastern freeway with Hoddle Street and Alexandra Parade was voted Melbourne’s worst traffic bottleneck. In addition, the intersections of Maroondah Highway and Dorset Road in Croydon featured in the top 10, as did the intersection of Maroondah Highway and Oban Road in Ringwood.

Fortunately, the Turnbull government has plans, and has committed funding, to fix these two traffic blackspots in Maroondah. I was pleased recently to announce that $8 million would be provided to ensure that the intersection at Dorset Road, which is notorious for the number of accidents, will be fixed as soon as possible. That is in addition to significant works being undertaken on Oban Road in Ringwood.

Unfortunately, though, thanks to Bill Shorten, Daniel Andrews and the Labor Party—

The SPEAKER: The member for Deakin will refer to members by their correct titles.

Mr SUKKAR: there remains no funding in place for the East West Link, but we have $3 billion committed.

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