In mid-December 2015, the SCA Executive met with Federal Local Member Greg Hunt MP to gain his support for securing a Commonwealth grant enabling construction of safer road infrastructure at dangerous Shoreham road intersections.
These dangerous intersections are where the Frankston-Flinders Road intersects with Nelson Street, with Byrnes Road (both north and south ends), Myers Drive, Higgins Lane and with Beach Road.
SCA’s aim is to prevent the risk of a serious accident at one of these intersections - for example by the construction of slip/turning lanes at the Nelson Street intersection.
During discussions with Mr Hunt, SCA was told he will support our application for ‘Black Spot Program’ funding. The SCA has made a Nomination for this funding that has been endorsed by the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade.
Disappointingly, no further action seemed to be taken by Mr Hunt.
In late February, the SCA tried a new tack – contacting the new local State Member Chris Brayne MP. We emphasized the particular community concern about the intersection where Byrnes Road crosses over Frankston-Flinders Road to the Shoreham – Red Hill Road (see photo above).
His office has recently responded that it referred our concerns to Council asking what plans it has in place to address the above two intersections.
At the same time enquiries were made with The Honourable Jaala Pulford, Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC, to see what is currently on record at State Government level regarding these intersections.
To date no replies have been received.
At least our concerns have been placed on the Agenda for a regular Meeting between Chris Brayne MP for Nepean and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor and CEO.