On Friday 8 September 2017 State Member for Bundoora, Colin Brooks, was joined by local residents to officially switch on the new signalised pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Flintoff Street and Grimshaw Street.

Switching on the lights marks the completion of the $900,000 upgrade, designed to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians accessing local services such as WaterMarc, Centrelink, Medicare and the Banyule Community Health Service.

The project was jointly delivered by the Andrews Government and Banyule City Council who contributed $500,000 and $400,000 respectively.

The intersection carries approximately 20,000 vehicles a day and is one of the busiest in Greensborough. Over the past five years, there have been seven crashes on this section of Grimshaw Street resulting in two serious injuries as well as four crashes on Flintoff Street resulting in one serious injury.

Quotes attributable to Colin Brooks, Member for Bundoora

“I’d like to thank all those who have supported the campaign for a pedestrian crossing including local residents, local community groups and businesses.”

“Over 230 local residents signed my original petition for a pedestrian crossing, and it was a pleasure to be joined by a number of them to officially switch on the pedestrian crossing lights.”

“The campaign for a pedestrian crossing began as a result of numerous stories of people taking their lives into their own hands crossing this intersection where motorists have limited vision.”

“Feedback from locals using the crossing has been overwhelmingly positive; making it easier and safer for them to access the surrounding services.”