My question to the Minister for Public Transport relates to the removal of the level crossing at Burke Road, Glen Iris, a project which was fully funded by the former coalition government and which was out to tender at the time of the election. Upon election the Labor government delayed the completion of the tender and delayed the signing of the contract. To make up for these delays, the project works, which local traders had been assured would only cause minimal disruption, are now causing huge disruption.
Loss of car parking, unannounced road shutdowns and reduced access now threaten the viability of these small businesses and the livelihoods of dozens of their staff. Will the minister join me to meet local traders, such as Kat Vcelka of Academy of Scuba and Andy Phillips of Global Dance Studio, to discuss what urgent action she will take to fix this mess and save these small businesses and their employees from further damage as a result of the government's bungling of this vital road project?