WELLS (Rowville) (11:52:30) — (13 589) The question I wish to raise is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Minister, what plans do VicRoads have for road improvements to Wellington and Stud roads to provide for the large number of new residents moving into the Kingston Links development in Rowville?
Minister, the Kingston Links golf course, along with a large parcel of Knox council land, is due to be developed into a new housing estate as a result of the strong population growth in outer suburban seats like Rowville. The development of over 800 houses, along with new parks, new community facilities and new commercial premises within the estate will generate a large amount of extra traffic. Already 81 per cent of Rowville residents rely on their cars to get to work, which is the highest proportion in Victoria. Rowville residents are extremely worried that extra traffic will put enormous pressure on Wellington Road and Stud Road. These major roads provide access for Rowville residents onto EastLink and the Monash Freeway and are at choking point.