Beachmere Residents Say ‘Enough is Enough’

2 May 2018 9:00 AMSimone Wilson

Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone, has today launched a petition calling on the State Government to upgrade Beachmere Road.

Mrs Wilson said that for far too long the State Government has failed to put this much needed upgrade on the priority list. 

“Recently I asked a direct question to the Premier seeking her promise to match the LNPs commitment for vital safety upgrades on Beachmere Road. The response I received was: 

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will continue to monitor the performance of Beachmere Road and assess its priority for upgrading along with other roads on the state-controlled road network.

“In other words, ‘not on our radar’. How utterly disappointing,” Mrs Wilson said. 
 
“Ask anyone who travels this road and they will tell you that the shoulder of the road is dangerous and needs widening. I can not tell you how many people have told me about their near misses on this road”.  

“My petition is not about reducing the speed limit along Beachmere Road but to simply make this road safe.

“This is why I’ve taken action and launched my petition so that this Labor Government can no longer ignore our concerns. 

“In just two weeks of door knocking around Beachmere, visiting businesses and meeting with residents at my Mobile Offices, the response has been simply overwhelming and the message is loud and clear: ‘Enough is Enough – fix this road’” Mrs Wilson said. 

“Today, I am asking all residents of Beachmere to get behind my petition and have their voices heard”. 

“We have the right to a safe, hazard free journey when using Beachmere Road.” 

 

Petitions are available throughout Beachmere shops including the Newsagents, Chemist, Beach Shak Café and Bits and Bobs; at my Beachmere Mobile Office in Clayton Park (fourth Monday of every month); and in my electorate office. You can also sign the petition online by visiting simonewilson.com.au/haveyoursay.