Skip navigation

PUNT ROAD PUBLIC ACQUISITION OVERLAY MUST GO

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
24 August 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

“The Punt Road public acquisition overlay (PAO) must go” says Prahran MP Sam Hibbins

 

“The Punt Rd PAO is a hangover from 50’s era transport planning which envisaged Melbourne as a freeway Utopia.”

 

“We now know how mistaken this is approach to transport is and we certainly don’t want a 6 lane road dividing the Prahran community”

 

“PAOs can be useful tool to for community planning.  But the Punt Rd PAO is in place for an unplanned, unfunded, unnecessary road widening that the community does not want.”

 

“The VicRoads background report reveals traffic volumes on Punt Rd have decreased over the past decade whilst patronage on Punt Rd bus 246 continues to grow”

 

“The report also reveals widening the road would cost approximately $500 Million”

 

“Modest, cost effective initiatives for Punt Rd such as clear way extensions, a high frequency inner city smart bus, traffic light priority as well as city wide public transport improvements will help alleviate congestion on Punt Rd.”

 

“Many residents have been in contact with me regarding Punt Rd and the PAO. I strongly encourage local residents to provide a submission to the panel so we can remove this overlay and improve public transport”

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
24 August 2015
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

MEDIA RELEASE

Victoria continues to fall short when it comes to public school funding

MEDIA RELEASE A comparison of state and federal funding agreements has exposed the Andrews Labor Government’s woeful rate of public school funding.   Victoria currently spends less on public schools than any other state or territory in Australia, and with its current agreement, will be the last state to reach...

MEDIA RELEASE

Victorians need certainty that Somyurek didn't meddle with proposed council ward changes

Victorians need certainty that Somyurek didn't meddle with proposed council ward changes 22/06/2020   The Victorian Greens have called on the new minister for local government, Shaun Leane, to ensure that any proposed council ward changes made by Adem Somyurek were done in good faith and not to corrupt local...

PARLIAMENT

Constituency Question: Live Music Venues

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is to the Minister for Creative Industries, and I ask: will the minister establish a support fund for live music venues so live music venues in the Prahran electorate can survive this pandemic? Live music venues—the clubs and pubs in the Prahran electorate around the...

PARLIAMENT

Members Statement: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): Black lives matter, Indigenous lives matter, and I acknowledge in speaking on this issue there is actually no Indigenous person in this place to do the same. The murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, by a police officer in Minneapolis, USA, has turned the world’s attention...