I asked the Minister for Public Transport a constituency question on 10 November 2015 :-

Mr HODGETT (Croydon) — (Question 6323) My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Public Transport. On 18 November 2014 the member for Mulgrave, the ALP candidate for Evelyn and the member for Monbulk announced that under an Andrews Labor government the Manchester Road level crossing in Mooroolbark would be removed as a priority as it is a busy crossing close to local shops, parks and medical centres. It is almost 12 months since this announcement was made, yet the Andrews government has remained quiet ever since. Residents in my electorate of Croydon are keen to see this level crossing removed, as promised, so therefore I ask on behalf of my constituents when this will occur so I can provide them with an update.

On February 2016, the below response was received by the Minister, which doesn’t give us any clear idea on when this PRIORITY level crossing removal will be carried out.  Another question mark left hanging over the heads of locals…………….


Question asked by:     Member for Croydon

Directed to:                 Minister for Public Transport

Asked on:                    10 November 2015


The Manchester Road level crossing in Mooroolbark is one of the 50 that will be removed by the Andrews Labor Government over the next eight years. The four level crossings on the Belgrave Line have been announced and further details on each level crossing can be found at www.levelcrossing.vic.gov.au.