Tuesday 30 August 2018
Hansard of the Legislative Council
Frankford and Holwell Roads - Intersection - Safety
Mr FINCH question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
On 9 January, an officer from the Department of State Growth inspected the intersection of the Frankford and Holwell roads because of safety concerns by local residents. Has any decision been made on action to be taken?
Mr President, I thank the member for Rosevears for his question. As an aside, I know exactly where the member means. I took one of my sons out for his learner's permit one late night and there was no-one on either road except one car that met this learner-driver on that corner, but it was okay.
With respect to the Frankford Road and Holwell Road junction, the Department of State Growth advised there has only been one reported crash in the last five years. That involved two motorcyclists losing control when turning into the junction at low speed and resulted in only minor injuries.
As the minister's office advised the member, the department will arrange further investigation of the site in relation to any specific concerns provided in consultation with his good self.