The Maroondah Leader on the 10th of January reported on the need for the government to commit to an upgrade of Ringwood Station:
MAROONDAH residents want a new Ringwood railway station, not a cosmetic overhaul of the existing “unsafe, dark and antiquated facility”, says a Maroondah transport group.
It is imperative that Ringwood Station is redesigned and rebuilt to ensure the construction of a world-class facility that delivers upon the needs of the community and becomes the centrepiece of a revitalised Ringwood.
The current Ringwood Station is poorly lit, perceived to be unsafe and does not have proper conveniences on the two main platforms.
Furthermore Ringwood Station is not accessibility compliant this means that the station currently violates the Federal Government Disability Discrimination Act of 1992. There are approximately 13,500 people with a disability within Maroondah; this translates to roughly 14% of Maroondah’s population.
I am committed as a councillor to lobbying the State Government and the Opposition to ensure that the much needed redevelopment of Ringwood Station becomes a reality. We must have a station that is safe and accessible to all people.
The people of Maroondah have waited long enough for a world-class station; Ringwood cannot afford to wait much longer.