Public Transport | March 27, 2023
Kealy demands clean-up of Horsham Railway Precinct
A lack of maintenance at the Horsham Railway Precinct by VicTrack has been raised in Parliament by the Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of The Nationals, Emma Kealy.
Ms Kealy raised the issue with the Minister for Public Transport, calling for the minister to direct VicTrack to clean up the site.
Ms Kealy said she continued to receive a steady stream of complaints from Horsham residents concerned about the condition of the precinct, not only from a visual perspective but also the fire risk that the site presents.
“I have personally visited the area and seen first-hand the fire risk that the precinct presents with overgrown grass and vegetation a potential fire hazard not only to the site, but also to the people who live nearby,” she said.
“The Horsham Tidy Towns Committee has a proud history with the Victorian Tidy Towns Awards, with eight wins to its credit, and understandably also want the site cleaned up before the judges inspection this year.
“VicTrack are known for not being great managers of their assets and the current condition of the Horsham Railway Precinct presents an unacceptable risk and eyesore to Horsham residents.
“The minister needs to take immediate action to have the site cleaned up to an acceptable standard for the safety of local residents and to ensure the Horsham Tidy Towns Committee is not disadvantaged in its quest for a ninth award this year.”
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