MEDIA RELEASE - NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING A WIN FOR THE COMMUNITY - 28 AUGUST 2020

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PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY

 

NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING A WIN FOR THE COMMUNITY

Frankston City Council today announced that they will construct a new pedestrian crossing on McCormicks Road in Skye to connect local residents to the Carrum Downs Plaza Shopping Centre. 

This announcement follows a community campaign to improve safety at this site following the tragic death of an elderly resident, Phyllis Miles in 2019. 

Federal Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy MP and State Member for Carrum, Sonya Kilkenny MP visited the site in August 2019 and met with local residents at the Oak Tree Retirement Village.

Both Peta and Sonya stood outside the Carrum Downs Plaza to join Amanda Cox in honouring her aunt by collecting signatures to petition Frankston City Council for a pedestrian crossing.

Peta Murphy also wrote to Frankston City Council and the Federal Minister for Infrastructure requesting funding. It’s terrific that this funding has now been delivered.

“I’m thrilled that Frankston City Council is prioritising this project and improving the safety of local residents, including from the Oak Tree Retirement Village, to visit their local shopping centre. Ms Murphy said.  

The new crossing is planned to replace the existing refuge, be raised off the ground and have pedestrian operated signals. 

“This is such a terrific result for the local community. I’d like to recognise the amazing Amanda, who lost her aunt at the spot of the crossing, for her efforts in organising the petition and coordinating the community’s response” 

“This truly shows the benefit of local State and Federal representatives working with our community to get good outcomes.” 

 

 

DATE: 28 AUGUST 2020

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