The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer for children and their parents to travel to and from school in Yarraville with the installation of new pedestrian fences.
Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne today announced that new pedestrian fencing will be installed at the major intersection of Francis Street and Wembley Avenue.
The fencing will make it safer for children and their parents walking to and from Wembley Primary School.
The pedestrian fencing is one of several initiatives put in place to reduce truck noise and improve safety across the inner west.
Williamstown Road was resurfaced to reduce truck noise, and a new safer 50km/h speed limit was introduced last year on Williamstown Road, Francis Street, Moore Street and Buckley Street.
Night and weekend truck curfews are in effect on Francis Street, Somerville Road and Moore Street to help reduce the impact of truck noise and emissions on residents.
The Labor Government continues to work towards striking a balance between the needs of the inner west residents and the long-term viability of the freight network.
The opening of the West Gate Tunnel in 2022 provides an opportunity to introduce 24-hour truck bans on roads including Blackshaws Road, Hudsons Road, Francis Street, Somerville Road, Buckley Street and Moore Street.
Construction on the new fencing has begun with works expected to be completed by March.
Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown Melissa Horne
“We want children, their parents and other pedestrians to feel safe as they walk around our community and as they travel to and from school.”
“These new fences will be a barrier significantly reducing the likelihood of any vehicles mounting the kerb and footpath, providing even more protection for pedestrians at these busy intersections.”