The Ringwood Chamber of Commerce represents businesses and traders located in Ringwood and the surrounding district providing a critical voice for the business community. This evening the topic of the Ringwood Transit City was discussed with a presentation outlining the precinct plans for the Ringwood Town Centre (the area bound by Maroondah Highway, Bond Street, Ringwood Street and Warrandyte Roads).
It is abhorrent that the State Government has failed the Maroondah community by not delivering funding for the redevelopment of Ringwood Station. It is imperative that Ringwood Station is redeveloped into a safe, efficient and accessible transport interchange to connect the town centre and facilitate the revitalisation of Ringwood.
While the business community, Queensland Investment Corporation (the parent company of Eastland) and council has invested heavily within Ringwood, it is disappointing that the State Government has failed the community. Members of the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce were collectively aghast at the State Government’s neglect of Ringwood and agreed on the need for public transport improvements, better pedestrian connectivity and a campaign to ensure that funding is forthcoming for Ringwood Station.