Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester MP, this week joined Dunkley MP, Chris Crewther, to announce the delivery of $1,188,480 in funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program within the Frankston City Council area.
Mr Crewther said he was delighted to have helped deliver this important funding.
“This funding will allow for improved drainage works, reconstruction of kerbs and channels, and an asphalt overlay for improved driver safety at Fenton Crescent, Violet Street and Foot Street in Frankston and Frankston South,” Mr Crewther said.
Mr Crewther was joined by Minister Chester and the CEO of Frankston City Council, Dennis Hovenden, to visit Foot Street and the completed works at Violet Street earlier this week.
“Roads to Recovery is a great program that allows local Councils like Frankston City Council to set their own priorities for roads in their community”, Minister Chester said.
“The Program is all about building better and safer roads and it’s great to be here to see some of the progress”.
The work on Foot Street is to also include the construction of a pedestrian crossing near Baileyana Street to provide a safer crossing point for school students and other pedestrians, in addition to the drainage and road surface works.
Mr Crewther said, “this will greatly benefit local residents, drivers, parents and students at Frankston High School by making the road safer and helping prevent damage from major storm events.”
“Part of this project was delivered in 2016, with stage two of the project being rolled out between now and April 2017.”
The works along Violet street were completed in December 2016 while the Fenton Crescent works were completed in November 2016.
Frankston City Council CEO, Dennis Hovenden, said that today reinforces the tremendous support they are receiving from their Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther.
“The Council, working in partnership with Federal Government, is another positive example of upgrading infrastructure to better our community”, Mr Hovenden said.