Brunswick electorate, safety of Nicholson Street

Ms GARRETT (Minister for Emergency Services) — (Question 535) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety on behalf of concerned residents of Brunswick, who have raised concern about the safety of Nicholson Street where it intersects with Albion Street near the Brunswick East Primary School. This narrow street can be very dangerous for road users, including schoolchildren, parents, cyclists and visitors to the nearby Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies.

Glenda, a community volunteer in Brunswick East for nearly 40 years, has spoken of the near misses and collisions she sees nearly every day. She is worried that a child or parent walking or riding their bike to school or the park will be hit by a car. I would like to commend Glenda on her advocacy for safety, and on her behalf I ask the minister for roads to investigate a method of making this area safer for all road users. Possible solutions could include lowering the speed limits to 40 kilometres per hour or speed humps close to the blind corner.

The Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the Andrews Labor government have been strong in advocating for and delivering safer roads around Victoria, and I look forward to working with the minister who has continuing passion for the safety of Victorians in my electorate.