Neighbourhood Improvement Plans
Do you think council could do a better job at looking after our parks, trees, roads and footpaths?
If you do then you are not alone.
That’s why I am committed to introducing Neighbourhood Improvement Plans for each local area.
Each plan will set out all of the maintenance and improvements planned in your area for the next three years. Everything from road and footpath works, tree planting, park improvements, street cleaning and graffiti removal will be included. The plans will also indicate what council services are available in your area and what is being done to improve these.
Just as importantly, I will consult with residents on the draft plans and report back twice a year on what has been delivered.
Truck Curfews – Extended and Enforced
Despite a truck curfew having been in place on Somerville Road and Francis Street for ten years, the latest VicRoads truck count shows the problem is actually getting worse.1
With only 23 trucks fined for breaking the curfew in 2011/12 it is clear the curfew is not being properly enforced.
While the problem of trucks on Somerville Road and Francis Street can’t be solved by council alone, there are things that can be done that will make a difference.
If I am elected to council in October I will immediately move that council adopts a new truck curfew policy that will include:
1. Rumbling through the night as trucks break curfew in inner west: The Age, 18/9/2012
Pedestrian lights on the corner of Powell and Francis Streets, Yarraville
A recent VicRoads truck count has revealed Francis Street is used by a staggering 5800 trucks a day.1
While the problem of trucks on Francis Street can’t be solved by council alone, there are things that can be done that will make a difference.
One of these is to ensure there are safe ways for residents south of Francis Street to access the train station, shops, parks and schools in central Yarraville.
That’s why I will move that council installs a pedestrian crossing at the corner of Powell and Francis Streets if I am elected in October.
Pedestrian crossings have been installed further along Francis Street for this very reason but unfortunately council has not done the same for residents in this area.
1. Truck curfew: Curbs fail to cut Maribyrnong's night traffic, Maribyrnong Weekly, 18/9/2012
A second, free of charge, hard waste collection for age and disability pensioners
Currently our age and disability pensioners have to pay $60 if they need a second waste collection in any given year.
If I am elected in October I will introduce a second, free of charge, hard waste collection for age and disability pensioners.
As a keen cyclist and the father of two young children I am committed to:
authorised by L.Rees 63 Sanderson Street, Yarraville 3013
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