Fixing Hove Rail Crossing

04 Apr 2019 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby) (13:42): The Morrison government is busting congestion in Boothby. This week the Treasurer announced another fantastic congestion-busting project for my community, with $85.5 million to fix Hove rail crossing. The Hove rail crossing on Brighton Road is one of the biggest concerns that local residents raise with me. The crossing causes congestion and delays for motorists on a daily basis, especially during peak hour and the school drop-off and pick-up. That's why I've been work hard, together with my state colleagues, David Speirs MP and Corey Wingard MP, to fix Hove crossing once and for all.

Our government's record of delivering on congestion-busting projects in my community speaks for itself, with the nearby Oaklands Crossing grade separation project almost complete. Working together with our community, David Speirs and Corey Wingard, I fought for and secured a $95 million federal funding contribution to deliver Oaklands Crossing, which, combined with our $2.7 billion investment to fix the north-south corridor—and particularly South Road—will improve travel times along the entire coastal corridor.

But that's not all we are doing. We are also busting congestion at the intersection of Fullarton Road and Cross Road, with a $30.5 million investment, and at Springbank, Daws and Goodwood roads, with a $17½ million federal funding commitment. We are doing this because we want to make it safer and easier for people to get to work, to get their kids to school and to get around our community.