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Category: Speeches

Traffic Congestion – Racecourse Rd and Mornington Tyabb Road

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (09:48:23): Since Peninsula Link opened in early 2013 traffic volumes on many nearby local roads have increased significantly. While the design allowed the horrendous bottleneck at Frankston to be avoided, and that was most welcome, there was considerable disruption to established traffic patterns. In pre-link days traffic travelling towards Melbourne used either Moorooduc Road or Nepean Highway, and did not travel across the peninsula. At the opening, reductions on the north-south arterials

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Parliament’s Budget

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (17:34:25): It is interesting to hear from the member for Broadmeadows. Without pursuing that theme too closely, while I accept and agree with much of his comments in terms of the need for truth in debate, I am not sure that the impact of technology is perhaps as extreme as he may have been suggesting. I suspect that while technology has changed, the tactics have not. Perhaps technology amplifies the impact of

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Question: Traffic Volumes on Tyabb Rd at Racecourse Road

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (12:44:06): (623) My question is to the Minister for Roads in the other place. Since Peninsula Link opened, traffic along Mornington-Tyabb Road has increased significantly. While there are issues along the entire length of the road, the section between Nepean Highway and Moorooduc Highway is now badly congested, particularly at peak hour but frequently at other times throughout the day. One of the worst intersections is at Racecourse Road, currently a single-lane

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Are the Main St Traffic Counts Really Accurate?

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:17): (541) I raise a matter for the Minister for Roads, and the action I am seeking from the minister is that she direct VicRoads to undertake an analysis of the traffic signal detector counts for the intersection of the Nepean Highway and Main Street, Mornington, recorded in January 2016, January 2018 and May 2018 and provide a breakdown of the number of vehicles entering Main Street from Mornington-Tyabb Road, entering Main

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Victoria’s Waste Crisis

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:32): From the party that preferences the Greens ahead of anyone else just about every time that is quite an amazing exposition. I grieve for the state of the waste and resource recovery sector in the state of Victoria and particularly for the people and indeed for the environment that has been placed at risk because of its failure. We had an effective and efficient waste and resource recovery system, one that

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Question – Solar Homes Program

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:10): (495) My question is also to the Minister for Solar Homes. The question relates to the Solar Homes program and in particular the instructions provided to the providers of new systems. A constituent has been advised by his provider that in order for the rebate to be paid he would simply need to pay for the system. He promptly paid the bill but was subsequently advised the request for payment is

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Party Workers a Critical Part of the Democratic Process

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:02): The federal election is in full swing, and pre-poll voting started yesterday. Voting places have traditionally been public schools or halls, available on the Saturday of the election. The extended period of pre-poll voting has meant that both the Australian Electoral Commission and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) have had to source alternate, sometimes private, premises. In this election the Mornington pre-poll is at the Bentons Square shopping centre, and party

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Outlawing Sunset Clauses in Off-The -Plan Purchases

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (18:25): I am glad we got back to the bill eventually. The Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 amends the Sale of Land Act 1962, the Anzac Day Act 1958 and the Estate Agents Act 1980. I think it is reasonable to say that, compared with many markets, the Victorian property market, particularly the housing market, operates reasonably well. It is certainly not perfect, and I am not suggesting all participants—I am

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788 Buses – Extra Services Needed Now

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (17:20:24): (416) I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek from the minister is that she agree to the provision of an additional bus service, on the 788 route, to run in scheduling terms just immediately after the current 7.50 a.m. service southbound from Frankston. I have spoken on many occasions in this house about the impact of population growth on the Mornington Peninsula

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Question to the Premier – Prescribred Burning

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (12:16): My question is also for the Premier. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission found that prescribed burning was one of the main tools for fire management on public land. Ms Neville interjected. The SPEAKER: Order! The minister will come to order. Mr MORRIS: The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) annual report reveals that the amount of planned burning has dropped from 234 614 hectares in 2014–15 to only

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