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Question Without Notice No. 243 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 March 2019 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 March 2019

YORK–MERREDIN ROAD — UPGRADE

243. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to a media statement put out by the Premier's office on 3 October 2018, which refers to $530 000 being designated to upgrading the York–Merredin road.

(1) Can the minister inform me what road this actually refers to, as the records show that there is no such road as the York–Merredin road?

(2) If the Premier's office is referring to the Quairading–York Road, has the $530 000 already been spent and the upgrades completed; and, if not —

(a) when are these upgrades expected to commence and by what date are they expected to be completed;

(b) to which section of the road shall these upgrades occur; and, if yes;

(c) are any further upgrades planned in order to adequately accommodate sections of the road that still present a danger to road users and their vehicles; and, if not, why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The York–Merredin road connects York and Merredin via Quairading and Bruce Rock. The road is known as the York–Merredin road by local people but is labelled the Quairading–York Road in domestic maps.

(2) Yes.

(a)–(b) Not applicable.

(c) Main Roads has plans for future improvements on this road.