Sienna’s second win as mayor
ASPENDALE has pulled off the double feat of a pupil being named the junior mayor of the City of Melbourne for the second year in succession. St Louis de Monfort’s School Sienna Koop won the right to be Melbourne’s junior mayor on 24 August and was presented with mayoral robes she will wear when helping councillors and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle at some civic functions and events for the next 12 months. The 11-year-old emerged as the winner from a field of enthusiastic and impressive grade 5 to 6 pupils from around Melbourne and its suburbs. Sienna made it back-to-back wins for St Louis de Montfort’s after school captain Mason Dwyer’s stint as City of Melbourne junior year for the previous year. “I love everything about Melbourne especially the culture sights people events activities festivals and opportunities to get out there and live life to the full,” Sienna said. She also felt to improve Melbourne it would be good to run a rail system to the airport and to provide opportunities for the people of Melbourne to have a say on how to make Melbourne even better. A judging panel including acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood, 3AW radio presenter Denis Walter and Melbourne Day committee chairman Campbell Walker decided to anoint Sienna as Melbourne’s junior mayor in the fifth year since the competition’s inception. Sienna took part in Melbourne Day festivities on 30 August. Melbourne Day is held on 30 August each day to commemorate the day in 1835 the settlers sailed from Van Diemen’s Land aboard the schooner Enterprise. The settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River and established Melbourne’s first permanent settlement. Back to back success: Sienna Koop is the second St Louis de Montfort’s student in succession to be City of Melbourne junior mayor. Picture: Gary Sissons
LXRA: ‘No change’ on road closure Neil Walker firstname.lastname@example.org THE state government authority tasked with removing level crossings along the Frankston line is not for turning on a decision to close Eel Race Rd in Carrum. The Level Crossing Removal Authority, a Department of Transport body established to manage the separation of rail and road at level crossings throughout Victoria, has stood by an announcement to close the road rather than build rail over or under Eel Race Rd. Some Carrum residents fear being “landlocked” and say there will be traffic jams at the McLeod Rd intersection if Eel Race Rd is sealed off to motorists. State Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy visited Carrum this month and pledged to “reopen” the road if the Coalition wins government at next November’s state election. LXRA project director Brad Smith said most McLeod Rd drivers will see travel times decrease through a new intersection at McLeod Rd. “Expert traffic modelling shows that removing level crossings at Carrum, building a Station St bridge over the Patterson River and closing Eel Race Rd will reduce traffic on local roads and around local
schools,” he said. “The Metro Tunnel project will mean more trains on the Frankston line which will make level crossings even more dangerous and congested.” The LXRA says there have been 41 reported safety incidents at the Mascot Avenue, Station St and Eel Race Rd intersections earmarked for removal. Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny said the decision to close Eel Race Rd “was not taken lightly”. “All components of the road and rail reconfiguration, including the closure of Eel Race Rd, will work together in a very strategic, considered and deliberate way to bring about a reduction in traffic and ratrunning on local roads and around nearby schools and kindergartens,” Ms Kilkenny said. “Residents living on Valetta St, Kalimna St, Walkers Rd and the southern end of Station St will have quieter and safer streets, with only local traffic using these roads.” The construction of a 900-metre long elevated rail bridge will begin next year. The elevated rail will be built over McLeod Rd and Station St. Premier Daniel Andrews announced last month that a $50 million promenade including “parkland and picnic places” will be built under the elevated rail.
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13 September 2017