MP David Harris seeks urgent funding for Pacific Highway danger zone at Charmhaven

Member for Wyong, David Harris, said residents of Charmhaven had waited too long for a solution to their problem. Picture: David Stewart
Member for Wyong, David Harris, said residents of Charmhaven had waited too long for a solution to their problem. Picture: David Stewart

MEMBER for Wyong, David Harris, has written to the Roads Minister, Melinda Pavey, requesting urgent money in the budget to improve safety for motorists on the Pacific Highway at Charmhaven.

Mr Harris said another accident on the road on Monday – the third since April – came despite repeated warnings from locals and a $200,000 “safety audit” on the stretch of road that has long been a problem.

“This is long-running big issue for the people of Charmhaven,” Mr Harris said.

“It’s ridiculous that it’s taken this long to get a safety audit, let alone how long the government seems to expect residents to wait for a solution.

“It’s not good enough to kick the can down the road. Enough is enough.”

Mr Harris said residents feared for their safety while turning out of residential streets along the stretch of highway between Lakehaven Drive and Lowana Avenue.

Some have abandoned the practice of turning right out of their streets onto the highway for fear of being involved in a collision.

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