The City of Casey has welcomed the Victorian Opposition’s pledge to duplicate Berwick-Cranbourne Road and match the Government’s South-Eastern Outer-Suburban Arterial Roads (OSAR) Package.
Both sides of politics have committed to deliver a combination of road widening, intersection upgrades and Cranbourne Rail upgrades, which equates to well over $1 billion of dollars invested in Casey.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon said Casey residents and commuters are set to benefit from the huge investments by both sides of politics.
“Today’s announcement from the Victorian Opposition is a testament to the both sides of politics commitment to deal with congestion and population growth in Casey,” said the Mayor.
“It is now up to the Andrews Government to match this latest announcement to fix our roads.”
“It’s great to see Council’s Commit to Casey campaign to fix our roads and extend Cranbourne rail pay dividends to residents – this means residents will get home safer and sooner.”
Passionate supporter of Council’s Commit to Casey campaign and artist of the protest painting outside St. John’s Anglican Church, Reverend David Powys, said he was pleased to see progress but will continue advocating until we see real change.
“Council have left no stone unturned to advocate on behalf of residents for better services and infrastructure,” Dr Powys said.
“While the announcements from politicians are a step in the right direction, residents will not stop advocating until we see real change.”
With the Federal election around the corner the Mayor said Council will also be seeking commitments from the Federal Government and candidates to invest in services and infrastructure for Casey’s growing population.
“Any person seeking to run at the Federal Election needs to seriously consider how they plan on accommodating for our population,” said the Mayor.
“Council intends on meeting with our Federal counterparts soon to discuss the Federal government play in making Casey the most liveable city in Australia.”