Constituency Question: Craigieburn Road

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) — (Question 188) My constituency question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I ask that the minister provide information as to what measures may be taken to reduce congestion on Craigieburn Road in Craigieburn. As the minister is no doubt aware, Craigieburn is experiencing considerable growth, and this increased population has led to significant congestion on Craigieburn Road. Also contributing to this congestion is the long-awaited Craigieburn Central shopping centre, and with the ongoing provision of community facilities and housing growth this congestion is likely to not only continue but worsen.

This issue is of great concern to my constituents, who would appreciate knowing what can be done to alleviate congestion on this important road.


Response from the Hon. Luke Donnellan MP, Minister for Roads and Road Safety:

VicRoads is working closely with the Hume City Council on a Corridor Study for Craigieburn Road.

The study is seeking to identify a suitable road layout that meets the future traffic, pedestrian, bicycle and public transport requirements for the length of Craigieburn Road between the Hume Highway and the future Outer Metropolitan Ring Road. The study will also assist in determining its priority for future investment.

The study, which is jointly funded by the Hume Council City and VicRoads, commenced earlier this year and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.