The Maroondah Leader has this week reported on the continued calls for the State Government to commit the funding necessary to redevelop Ringwood Station into a safe and accessible transport interchange.
The much anticipated Transport and Liveability Statement will include a number of election commitments from the State Government has been silent on the need to redevelop Ringwood Station.
The calls follow reports Ringwood station may not be on the Government’s priority list in its yet-to-be-released transport and liveability statement.
Loughnan’s Hill Ward councillor and Public Transport Users Association branch convener Alex Makin said Ringwood needed a significant boost in public transport services and infrastructure for its Transit City vision to be achieved.
“The design and concept for a new Ringwood station is well advanced; it is now time for the Government to provide a firm funding and timeframe commitment,” he said.
Ringwood Station in its current state fails to comply with accessibility laws (due to the steepness of the existing ramps) and is perceived the be the most unsafe area within Maroondah.
It is imperative that the redevelopment of Ringwood Station is seen as a priority with funding allocated in the upcoming State Budget and the Transport and Liveability Statement.