Mr M O'BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition):
My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. Since the Labor government announced without consultation that it would remove the Toorak Road level crossing by imposing skyrail, there have been many concerns raised by local residents. One such concern relates to how pedestrians and cyclists, many of whom are children, will be able to safely move north or south across Toorak Road. At a Level Crossing Removal Authority information session last Saturday, I was informed that the government was unlikely to provide pedestrian access under or over Toorak Road due to cost considerations. If this Labor government makes crossing Toorak Road less safe for children, this Labor government will put their lives at risk. So I ask: can the minister guarantee that pedestrians and cyclists crossing Toorak Road will be safer once the level crossing removal works are completed?