My constituency question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, and it concerns a road safety issue.
The small town of Wunghnu, on the Goulburn Valley Highway north of Shepparton, has generated a thick file of notes in my office on one subject: the state of the road outside the Wunghnu store.
Last year Public Transport Victoria (PTV) solved half the problem when it repaired kerbing and shifted the bus stop that was near the store, leaving approximately 3 metres of broken kerbing and potholes untouched nearby. Clearly this area was not regarded by PTV as its responsibility.
The complaint file continued to grow. Last week I stopped outside the store to view the situation. The area is in a poor state of repair and is a risk, particularly to elderly constituents. Moira Shire Council has advised that it is a VicRoads matter. I ask: can the Minister for Roads and Road Safety find out who is actually responsible for the repairs and ensure that it is done?
VicRoads is the responsible authority for the pavement and kerb, and Public Transport Victoria is responsible for the positioning and operation of the bus stop.
Moira Shire is responsible for the pedestrian area behind the road kerb.
VicRoads advises me that it has been in contact with the store manager of the Wunghnu General Store and is in the process of repairing the damaged pavement and remaining broken kerb lengths.
This work is scheduled to be completed in April 2016.