THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
Arthurs Seat will see big safety upgrades this year, with two pedestrian crossings to be improved as part of a $300,000 commitment from the Morrison Government.
As the height of the summer holidays comes closer, these upgrades will have a big impact on the safety of the many visitors Arthurs Seat sees every year from locals and tourists alike.
The new crossings will use safety lights to alert road users to slow down, making it much safer for pedestrians to cross the road by reducing close calls – especially for families with young children.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said safety upgrades like this are vital for locals and tourists alike for when State Government restrictions are eased.
“Arthurs Seat is one of the most popular tourism places on the Mornington Peninsula – especially during summer holidays.” Minister Hunt said.
“Since 2019 I made a commitment to secure funding to see this project become a reality and I called on the Victorian Government to match my commitment.”
“Much has changed since that day but my commitment has remained the same, which is why the Morrison Government has fully funded this $300,000 project; putting a stop to delays in delivering these vital safety upgrades for the local community.”
CEO of the Arthurs Seat Eagle, Matthew Mulkearns commented: “Arthurs Seat Eagle is pleased to have worked as part of a task group including local Community, Department of Transport, Parks Victoria, Victoria Police, Mornington Peninsula Shire and both the State and Federal Governments to provide a safer environment for all that visit and use the Arthurs Seat Road Summit precinct.”
“In particular, we are delighted that very soon, people will be able to return to this wonderful part of our State and now with even greater safety, enjoy all that is on offer.”
According to the Department of Transport, the project is expected to be completed as early as December this year. It is hopeful that the upgrades are completed timely as the Victorian Government eases lockdown restrictions as we pass 70 and 80% of Australians fully vaccinated.
Consideration has been given for the height of the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondolas and the proposed safety lights and appropriate measures and planning are being considered.
This $300,000 investment is another part of the Morrison Governments commitment to ensuring safer roads for all Australians.