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Maroondah Journal: MP hints at upgrade

By May 2, 2006No Comments

Residents of Maroondah are continuing to wait in anticipation over a potential state government announcement in regard to the re-development of Ringwood Station.

The Maroondah Journal has reported that local Bayswater MP, Peter Lockwood is urging residents to ‘watch this space’ although no announcement has been forthcoming.

Public Transport Users Association spokesman and Maroondah councillor Alex Makin said it was time the Government “œstopped talking and started acting.”

While the State Government has provided $197 million towards the Dandenong Transit City, the Ringwood Transit City remains almost in a state of paralysis while the community waits to see whether the State Government will actually pledge to redevelop Ringwood Station by 2008.

“The government has leaked out information about Dandenong but remains silent over Ringwood. Residents have a right to be concerned.”

“The Government seems to be turning a blind eye to us time and time again.”

With the Transport and Liveability Statement expected in mid May it is imperative that the State Government pledges to redevelop Ringwood Station by 2008. The current station fails disability access requirements and is perceived to be dark and unsafe.

It is time for State Government action and a commitment towards the Ringwood Transit City.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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