Blackburn to Nunawading shared path

My constituency question is on behalf of a constituent in Nunawading and is directed to the Minister for Public Transport.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Speaker:
Samantha Dunn

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My constituency question is on behalf of a constituent in Nunawading and is directed to the Minister for Public Transport. The question pertains to a new shared path between Blackburn and Nunawading stations, which are part of the level crossing removal project. The minister previously advised that the new path was expected to require the removal of residential fences along parts of Laughlin Avenue. However, during construction it was found that the path could be built without having to remove fences. The minister also admitted that in some cases the height difference between the path and neighbouring properties has affected the privacy of some residents. Considering the changing design of the path and the unfulfilled promises of the Level Crossing Removal Authority, could the minister simply commit to the full funding of a new boundary fence 2.1 metres in height and made of lattice or louvre panels for the Nunawading end of the shared pathway to ensure privacy for residents and in particular to ensure that my 97yearold constituent is not further burdened with anxiety around this issue?