Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (12:24): (1511) My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Safe Access over Bell Street Bridge for Everyone, SABBE, is a community group of school parents who are concerned about the longstanding safety issues in the Bell Street risk zone at the intersections of Bell, Elizabeth and Nicholson streets at the border of Coburg and Preston.
In the last week there have been three serious traffic accidents in the area. Pedestrians, including a large number of Coburg High School kids, are at risk every day on and around the Bell Street bridge.
Shockingly, the Bell Street bridge over Merri Creek does not meet Australian safety standards. My community would like a plan for this to be rectified. Can the minister please tell us what that plan is?
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Constituency question 16/11/21