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MEMBER’S STATEMENT ON THE ST ALBANS LEVEL CROSSING

MEMBER’S STATEMENT ON THE ST ALBANS LEVEL CROSSING

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENT HOUSE

 

TUESDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2015
Thank you Mr. Speaker,

I wish to congratulate the Andrews Labor Government on their announcement today that the level crossings at Main and Furlong Road in St Albans will finally be removed.

This is long overdue good news for people in my community.

The level crossings at Main and Furlong Road have claimed no less than 16 precious lives in the last decade and there have been countless near misses.

Christian Dejanovic was killed at the Main Road crossing, St Albans in January 2012.

Since that terrible day, his mother Dianne has campaigned tirelessly to have those level crossings removed.

Today’s announcement simply would not have happened without Dianne’s efforts and I thank her on behalf of the entire St Albans community.

I also wish to congratulate State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman and all the State Labor Members from the western suburbs of Melbourne for their efforts in getting a better deal for St Albans residents.

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