A safer junction for Moonee Ponds

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Moonee Valley City Council has been successful in securing $100,000 to begin plans for a safer Moonee Ponds Junction and Bus Interchange under a re-elected Labor Government.

Member for Essendon Danny Pearson MP announced the funding in a meeting with new Moonee Valley Mayor Narelle Sharpe and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Lancaster.

The money will be used for a feasibility study and fulfils a key plank of Council’s Advocacy Strategy, which seeks a commitment from the State Government to improve the operation, safety and accessibility of the Moonee Ponds Junction and Bus Interchange.

Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said Council has been advocating on behalf of local residents for a commitment to improve the Junction.

“Earlier this year the Moonee Ponds Junction was ranked one of the top ten worst intersections in Melbourne and it is also the worst location in Moonee Valley for incidents involving pedestrians,” Cr Sharpe said.

“The Junction requires significant improvements to help transform it into a vibrant, safe and pedestrian-friendly area where everybody can feel safe crossing the road or catching a bus or tram.

“I thank Danny Pearson for this funding commitment which will allow us to plan for a Junction and Bus Interchange that is safe for all users well into the future.”

Contact for journalists:

Kate Murphy, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 1645; Mobile 0419 507 339; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Monday, 18 March 2019, 4:32 AM