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Partners in Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee – discussing the Ringwood Transit City

By May 20, 2008No Comments

The Maroondah Partners in Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee includes a number of external agencies which advise council on health and safety initiatives within the municipality and provide feedback on council’s direction and policies.

Today’s meeting included a presentation on the Ringwood Transit City to provide committee members with an update on the planning undertaken for central Ringwood and the vision to create a new town centre. The plans include the creation of a public square and a new Ringwood Library with pedestrian access improvements to the Ringwood Station and Eastland.

For the Ringwood town centre to reach its full potential, the redevelopment of Ringwood Station must be funded by the State Government. The current station fails disability access requirements and is perceived to be unsafe. Furthermore the current difficulties in crossing six lanes of traffic between Ringwood Station and the retail and residential areas of Ringwood reduces the opportunity to provide a vibrant streetscape. Public transport will underpin the success of Ringwood’s revitalisation and it is critical that the State Government supports council vision for the future of Ringwood.

The Maroondah Partners in Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee expressed its support for the revitalisation of Ringwood to provide a pedestrian friendly environment and easily accessible public transport facilities.

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: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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