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Road to election pledge

Bauer back in Carrum battle

Neil Walker

Election road begins: Liberal candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer and state opposition leader Matthew Guy look ahead to political skirmishes over sky rail on the Frankston line before next year’s state election. Picture: Gary Sissons

first place. It’s a waste of taxpayers’ money.” He said there is still time for the government to intervene and reverse the decision to close Eel Race Rd. Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny did not respond to questions about the Eel Race Rd closure before publication deadline.

Liberal candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer joined Mr Guy and Mr Smith on Monday to announce the Coalition’s promise to reopen Eel Race Rd if elected. “Ms Kilkenny seems to have no interest in supporting the people she is supposed to be representing, preferring to be an apologist for the Andrews Labor government,” she said.

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will be “landlocked” and the loss of Eel Race Rd will cause traffic bottlenecks at the McLeod Rd intersection. “Taking that commitment on its face value, it’s a good step forward,” Mr Telleson said. “It’s such a bad decision and it doesn’t make sense. We’ll keep fighting for it not to be closed in the


A CARRUM road earmarked for closure under the state government’s level crossings removal project would be reopened if the Coalition is re-elected at next November’s state election. Liberal state opposition leader Matthew Guy and opposition roads spokesman Ryan Smith visited Carrum on Monday (4 September) and pledged to reverse the decision to close the road as part of a Level Crossing Removal Authority plan to build a rail bridge in the area. “The decision to close the level crossing at Eels Race Rd by Daniel Andrews shows his utter contempt for motorists,” Mr Guy said in a statement. “It is now clear to the Carrum community that Daniel Andrews had no intention of removing this level crossing, rather, the “solution” is to simply close the road. “Today, the Liberal Nationals pledge to reopen the road if elected.” Carrum resident Michael Tellesson, who is leading a community fight against the road’s closure, welcomed the promise to reopen the road if it is closed. Some Carrum residents say they

LIBERAL candidate for Carrum Donna Bauer will hope voters decide to go back to the future at the polls in next November’s state election. Ms Bauer, formerly the MP for Carrum from 2010 to 2014 under the previous Coalition state government, has won Liberal preselection to try to take back the seat from Labor incumbent Sonya Kilkenny. Ms Bauer won preselection over Carmella Monger last weekend. A third candidate Gandhi Bevinakoppa bowed out before party members voted to select the Carrum candidate. Ms Kilkenny won the seat from Ms Bauer at the 2014 election by a slim 0.7 per cent. The Carrum electorate’s boundaries were changed in the lead up to the previous state election to exclude Aspendale, Edithvale and parts of Chelsea, that were transferred to the seat of Mordialloc, and the addition of Carrum Downs and Sandhurst. Ms Bauer’s preselection win finalises the Liberal Party’s line-up to try to win back all four of the marginal “sandbelt” seats along the Frankston line regarded as crucial to winning government. Kingston councillor Geoff Gledhill will face Labor MP Tim Richardson in Mordialloc, Frankston police station commander Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb will go up against Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke and Asher Judah will try to win Bentleigh from Labor MP Nick Staikos. Neil Walker

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6 September 2017


6 September 2017  

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 6 September 2017

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