All spaces filled for for traffic forum


A FORUM held at Rosebud last week to discuss traffic noise and its effect on residents living near the Mornington Peninsula Freeway “went very well”.

Organiser Wayne Ashley said there was a “full house” at the Rosebud Country Club, Wednesday 30 May.

“We had a very good question time and a lot of ideas and issues to pursue,” Mr Ashley said.

“Letters have been sent to the state health minister identifying the ongoing health issues emanating from increased traffic, pollution and noise causing health issues, anxiety, depression and dementia.”

Mr Ashley said residents of Dromana, Rosebud, McCrae and Safety Beach “have had enough of traffic noise”.

“VicRoads needs to address the issue of traffic noise for the whole of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and not adopt a piecemeal approach,” he said.

VicRoads noise measurements were just below what are considered to now be antiquated regulatory guidelines governing traffic noise near residential dwellings, he said.

“Enough is enough and it is time for action and to start protesting to the state government and VicRoads.”

Those attending included Nepean MP Martin Dixon, Nepean endorsed Liberal candidate Russell Joseph, Nepean endorsed Greens’ candidate Paul Saunders, and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Cr Antonella Celi.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 5 June 2018


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