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Victorian MP proposes naming a freeway after band TISM

Tom Elliott
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A member of Victorian Parliament is campaigning for the currently under construction Mordialloc Freeway to be named after 80s and 90s alternative rock band TISM (an acronym for ‘This is Serious Mum’).

Liberal Democrat MP for South East Metropolitan Victoria, David Limbrick, floated the idea.

“In the city we’ve got these laneways called AC/DC Lane, they’re going to have Hutchence Lane and stuff, and I’m thinking ‘well why don’t we do it out in the South-East Metro area?,” he told 3AW’s Tom Elliott.

“Back in 1988 I used to be a fan of TISM and they had a song called The Mordialloc Road Duplicator, and they spoke about how in the future there’s going to be this freeway where you can turn off to Cranbourne and Frankston.

“I thought, it makes perfect sense to just called it the TISM Freeway, or something like that!”

Mr Limbrick has formally put forward the proposal to Minister for Roads, Jaala Pulford.

And it turns out she’s a fan of the band, too!

“I did go over and have a chat to her in the chamber, and I can give you a bit of inside scoop; she indicated to me that she’s a bit of a TISM fan herself!,” Mr Limbrick said.

“Maybe it can happen. It started off as a bit of end of year fun and sometimes these things can get serious!”

Tom’s suggestions for roads that should be renamed after bands:

Balwyn Road becomes Skyhooks Road — Balwyn Calling by Skyhooks

Brunton Ave becomes Sherbert Ave — Howzat by Sherbert

Yarra Boulevard becomes Happy Birthday Helen Boulevard — Happy Birthday Helen by Things of Stone & Wood

Lakeside Drive becomes Mike Brady Drive — Up There Cazaly by Mike Brady

High Street, Preston becomes Barnett Boulevard — Depreston by Courtney Barnett

Punt Road becomes Paul Kelly Road — Leaps & Bounds by Paul Kelly

Errol Street, North Melbourne becomes Aussie Crawl Street — Erroll by Australian Crawl

M1 in Sydney becomes Cold Chisel Express Way — Khe Sanh by Cold Chisel

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Tom Elliott