Fiona Richardson MP, State Member for Northcote

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CHANDLER HIGHWAY BOTTLENECKS TO GO

CHANDLER HIGHWAY BOTTLENECKS TO GO Works to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway will start within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. The $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade will slash travel times, improve reliability and increase access for pedestrians and cyclists. It will include: Removing two major bottlenecks between Heidelberg Road and Yarrabend Park Building a wider six-lane bridge over the Yarra River at Alphington Improving cycling and pedestrian paths for a more direct and safer route to nearby trails Upgrading the Heidelberg Road intersection and new traffic lights at Yarra Boulevard The historic 127-year-old Chandler Highway Bridge will be converted to a shared user path for cyclists and pedestrians, while cyclists will also be able to cross the highway via a new underpass near Yarra Boulevard. General Sir John Monash was the supervising engineer when the bridge was built in 1891 for the then Outer Circle Railway line. The upgrade will help preserve the bridge’s iconic significance for the community. The project will reduce travel times by 8 minutes during the AM peak and 13 minutes during the PM peak for more than 44,000 motorists that use it every day. Construction is expected to start in May and be completed in mid-2018. Quotes attributable to the Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan “We’re putting people first by unlocking the frustrating bottlenecks and building a wider and safer Chandler Highway bridge.” “By removing the bottleneck where four lanes become two, the length of traffic queues will be reduced and allow traffic to move more freely when travelling along Chandler Highway over the Yarra River.”  Quotes attributable to the Member for Northcote Fiona Richardson “We’re providing more connections for pedestrians and cyclists by creating new shared paths and links to the Yarra River and making it easier to cross Chandler Highway.” Quotes attributable to the Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines “Every Victorian knows the frustration of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Chandler Highway and we’re getting on with fixing it.”   [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.fionarichardson.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ChandlerHWY-Vid2-FINAL-HD.mp4"][/video]

NORTHCOTE HIGH HOSTS STELLA SCHOOL’S NEXT PROVOCATION

Stella Schools Program’s next Provocation: No One Way To Be Asian In Australia is being held at Northcote High School. Thursday 23 Feb

LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSION

Come along to our information session or pop-up stalls this week to see the design and have your say.

Review of the Residential Tenancies Act

Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – A Fairer Safer Housing initiative

 

Victoria Leads On Gender Equality

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy will address inequality, sexism and violence against women in all its forms.

ARTS GRANTS REWARD NORTHCOTE CREATIVE STREAK

More than a dozen Northcote art projects have received VicArts Grants from the Andrews Labor Government

Funding To Stop Family Violence In Local Communities

Grants of up to $150,000 will be provided to new and existing community organisations to drive change at a local level.