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Mr MORRIS (Mornington) – I raise a question for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, in particular with regard to Mornington-Tyabb Road running between the Nepean Highway and Peninsula Link, although there are two distinct sections, essentially from Nepean Highway to Moorooduc Highway and then from Moorooduc Highway to Peninsula Link.

The former section has a particular issue with significant traffic problems. It is a commercial precinct, a civic precinct that contains Mornington Racecourse and is also the main exit from the township of Mornington to Peninsula Link and Moorooduc Highway.

VicRoads when they set up Peninsula Link actually thought traffic volumes would drop. They have not. They continue to climb and they are frequently referenced to me as a significant problem for residents, particularly of the area.

So I ask: what are the most recent traffic counts on Mornington-Tyabb Road between Nepean Highway and Moorooduc Highway, and between Moorooduc Highway and Peninsula Link?