Liberals continue to put children’s lives at risk with underpass inaction

Tasmanian Labor
  • Community left waiting for action on Liberals’ election promise
  • Children forced to negotiate trucks and cars on highway
  • Liberals must begin underpass project before a serious accident occurs
  • Another year has passed and the Liberals continue to put children’s lives at risk by failing to deliver an election promise to build an underpass on the Midland Highway at Campbell Town.

    Labor Member for Lyons Jen Butler said the Liberals must act before a serious accident occurs.

    “Young children from the Campbell Town School are being forced to negotiate trucks and cars on one of Tasmania’s busiest and most dangerous highways to access the sports precinct – it’s an accident waiting to happen,” Ms Butler said.

    “This week students from the school have needed to cross the busy highway twice a day to access the learn to swim program at the local pool.

    “It’s been almost two years since the Liberal Government pledged to build an underpass.

    “Parents and teachers are seriously concerned someone is going to get injured if Jeremy Rockliff and Michael Ferguson fail to get their act together.

    “Only last year the Liberals told Tasmanians the project was well underway as a priority project – but there has been no progress.

    “No child should have to pay for the Liberals’ appalling infrastructure mismanagement. Parents and teachers are rightly worried that nothing has changed since this matter was first raised with the government years ago.

    “We simply cannot afford for the Liberals to be dragging their heels when it comes to the safety of children – the underpass must be built as a matter of urgency.”

    Jen Butler

    Labor Member for Lyons

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