This submission was written in response to concepts discussed during the Community Reference Group meeting in September relating to the proposed redevelopment of Ringwood Station.
Transit orientated design refers in part to the integration between public transport and commercial/residential/community precincts and as such is dependent on the convenience of public transport, active transport (walking and cycling) and the ease of transferring between these modes.
For instance the experience of a passenger journey on public transport comprises of many factors including:
- Service reliability;
- Service frequency;
- Travel times;
- Ease of transfer.
In this regard the expansion of Clocktower Park to provide integration with Ringwood Station must be facilitated to connect the history and significant of this park to the wider public consciousness. Furthermore current shop frontages at Ringwood Station should consist of a retail/cafÃ© mix to provide retail integration between the two sides of Maroondah Highway and to transform the so-called ‘Station Superblock’ into a liveable space.
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