Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Public Transport. A few of the businesses near my electorate office in Sydney Road have met with me and said that they are very concerned about proposals circulating in the media to permanently remove on-street car parking from Sydney Road and replace it with platform tram stops, wider footpaths and separated bike lanes. Parking is very difficult. Customers are coming in and out of their stores as well as driving to their specific stores. I ask the minister: is she giving serious consideration to this proposal, and if so, has she instead considered increasing the width and capacity of the Upfield bike path or actually building a new bike path in Brunswick?
This matter does not fall within my portfolio responsibilities. Please redirect this question to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety.