FAIRFIELD Council is now making good a promise it made to two age pensioners 19 months ago.
Emil Hrvatin, 80, and wife Dora, 76 say in 2011 the council promised to install a median island on Curran Avenue, Prairiewood after a car ploughed into their front yard.
They've been fighting to get it ever since.
They say another car ploughed 13 metres into their front yard on January 12, stopping alongside their verandah.
Mrs Hrvatin said the latest incident could have been avoided if the council had kept its promise after the first one.
"These young kids speed down Berry Street and then lose control of their cars when they turn into Curran Street," she said.
"It makes me so cranky that the council didn't follow through with what they promised. I've been waiting for two years."
The couple met council staff twice after the first incident.
A letter to them dated June 21, 2011 said the council would install a median island.
Instead, the council painted double lines on the street.
Now the Hravtins will get their island.
A council spokesman said: "From the outset, it was council's intention to install a six-metre length of painted median island with rumble bars along Curran Street to reduce speeding along this street.
"However, due to opposition from some residents, council installed barrier lines as an alternative treatment."
The council spokesman said since the installation of the barrier lines, it had held further discussions.
"The initial objection that had been raised to the proposal has now been resolved, so the original proposed works will be completed within the next three weeks," he said.