Roads Minister Melinda Pavey is completely unaware of large colourful moving sculptures that have been installed along the M2, distracting motorists and potentially compromising road safety and traffic flow.
Complaints have been heard on 2GB’s Ray Hadley Morning Show about the eye-catching artwork that has popped up next to the motorway near the Lane Cove exit.
According to Ray Hadley, Ms Pavey had absolutely no knowledge of the installation – which is already impacting traffic flow.
Despite private operator Transurban launching a competition for the artwork in October 2015, the Roads Minister has not bothered to question the impact it will have on road safety or traffic congestion.
The Roads Minister should be providing information and instruction to the Transport Management Centre to allow for monitoring of traffic flow changes.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Roads Minister Jodi McKay
“While I support public artwork, the proper checks and balances have to be in place to make sure safety isn’t compromised with any new structures installed next to major roads.
“How could the Minister be completely unaware about something that will impact tens of thousands of motorists daily on a major state road?
“The Minister is asleep at the wheel. I’d urge her to wake up and look at whether any future projects by private operators impacting on roads need approval from the NSW Government.”