Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC this morning tabled a petition in the NSW Legislative Council on behalf of the Mount Hutton & Windale Resident’s Action Group.
The petition of 722 signatures from residents of the Mount Hutton community called for the intersection of Warners Bay Road, Tennent Road, Progress Road and Dunkley Parade at Mount Hutton to be assessed by traffic safety engineers for short and long term solutions to concerns around pedestrian safety.
The Resident’s Action Group begun collecting signatures in early July after a young girl was struck by a vehicle at a pedestrian crossing.
Mr MacDonald thanked the Resident’s Action Group for their advocacy and said he was pleased to table a petition with their concerns to the NSW Parliament.
“The hard work by members of the Mount Hutton & Windale Resident’s Action Group in collecting enough signatures to receive a Ministerial response reflects great credit upon their local community,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The NSW Liberal National Government will now respond and advise an appropriate path forward including encouraging Lake Macquarie City Council to review these local roads.”
Mount Hutton resident Greg Foster attended NSW Parliament for the tabling of the petition, representing the Mount Hutton & Windale Resident’s Action Group.
“One injury to a young girl is one too many and I’m pleased so many in the community rallied behind our cause,” Mr Foster said.