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A VICTORIAN MP has called for the new Mordialloc Freeway to be named after iconic Australian band TISM.

TISM, an alternate comedy band which found great success in the 90s, released a song in the late 80s called The Mordialloc Rd Duplicator.

Liberal Democrats MP David Limbrick took the cause of naming the under construction Mordialloc Freeway after the band to the floor of parliament last week.

“TISM were a visionary band who understood the importance of infrastructure,” he said. “In other parts of Melbourne, artists with little or no connection to the city such as Michael Hutchence and AC/DC have been honoured with statues and street names. They didn’t live in Melbourne or even sing about it. My request for the minister for roads is to change this historic injustice, and change the name of the Mordialloc Freeway to the TISM Mordialloc Freeway.”

One passage from TISM’s tribute to Mordialloc roadworks was:

“All you people on Christmas vacation, here is a reason for jubilation. They’re ain’t no better roadworks in the nation, yeah than the Mordialloc Road duplication.”

Works on the Mordialloc Freeway began before the Christmas period this year, starting in October. The 9 kilometre stretch of road is projected to cost $375 million and be finished in late 2021.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 4 December 2019

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