A petition has been launched in Toolern Vale, calling for a speed reduction and road treatment on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road to increase safety for pedestrians.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, and Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, visited Toolern Vale to hear from community members about their safety concerns.

Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road runs through the centre of the Toolern Vale township, with the school, general store and homes on one side, and the recreation reserve, an important community meeting place, on the opposite side.

Community members said that the current speed of 80kms per hour does not allow for families to cross the road from one side of the township to the other safely.

The online petition can be found here:

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“The Toolern Vale community let us know that they want their families to be able to cross the road safely, that’s why we’ve launched this petition for a speed reduction on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.”

“Everyone in Toolern Vale deserves to be able to get around the township safely.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Melton, Steve McGhie

“We know that Melton residents use Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road and I encourage all road users, whether they drive on this road or are pedestrians who cross this road, to sign the petition for a safer Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.”