The Highett Road and Wickham Road level crossings in Highett need to be removed. They are dangerous and congestion-creating.
Within my first six months, on behalf of our community, I formally sought the immediate removal of both level crossings. Unfortunately, the State Government rejected our community’s request.
Since then, I have written to the Minister on several occasions, I have presented many petition signatures in the Parliament and I have advocated for this issue in Parliamentary speeches as recently as December 2021.
Despite these efforts, Highett residents are yet to see any commitment from the State Government to removing these two level crossings.
I remain committed to improving safety and reducing congestion for our Highett community and I’ll continue to work with residents to bring that about.