The Maroondah Journal has reported on the concern shared by the business community in regard to the lack of a State Government commitment over Ringwood Station and the uncertainty this creates for the future of Ringwood.

Cr Alex Makin said changes to Maroondah Highway could be in doubt because of the State Government’s failure to provide funding to Ringwood rail station.

Among the many proposals thrown into doubt is the calming of Maroondah Highway, which is required to create a vibrant and accessible commercial and retail precinct within the centre of Ringwood.

“It is very unlikely to occur separately”. He said it would be a missed opportunity if VicRoads reneged on its decision.

Improvements to Ringwood should not be left in the lurch simply due to State Government inaction. VicRoads has an opportunity to review the role of Maroondah Highway once EastLink opens and this must not be missed.

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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