Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (11:54): My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Last year I joined the City of Whittlesea’s nightmare commute bus, and a nightmare it was—2 hours and 12 excruciating minutes from Wollert to the CBD.
The fragmented Edgars Road has been a crucial missing link in Melbourne’s north for decades. A 1-kilometre stretch between Cooper Street and O’Herns Road, as I understand, is near completed but is currently the only part of this much-needed project that has begun.
My constituent would like to know: what is the government’s intended time frame to connect the new O’Herns Road section to Rockfield Street and what is the time frame for an extension beyond Craigieburn Road?