SAFETY BOOST FOR PEDESTRIANS IN TRENTHAM

Works to install a new pedestrian crossing on Victoria Street in Trentham are now complete, better connecting the Primary School and Hepburn Health’s Trentham Aged Care to the town.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas was joined by Hepburn Shire Mayor Don Henderson and Councillor Licia Kokocinski to inspect the works and said the project, part of the Fixing Country Roads program, has made it safer for pedestrians, especially school children, when they cross this busy road.

The upgrade to the crossing includes tactile paving, safety signage and new line-markings. Works are also scheduled to begin later this year on other road upgrades in Trentham as part of the Fixing Country Roads program, including:

  • Bowen Street
  • Church Lane
  • Gamble Street
  • Forrest Street
  • Cranneys Lane

These upgrades are part of the $1.5 million funding for Hepburn Shire Council from the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Fixing Country Roads program, which follows $500,000 from round one of the program.

To keep track of this project or check out what other works are underway or planned in your area, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“Pedestrians are our most vulnerable road users and this crossing means Trentham locals now have a safer journey to the nearby shops, schools and aged care.”

“This crossing means so much to our oldest and youngest residents, and now it’s safer for our most vulnerable residents to get around their beautiful town.”