Maroondah Journal: Ringwood Station upgrade a hot issue

By November 11, 2008No Comments

The Maroondah Journal, as part of its election coverage has examined the issues relevant to the new Mullum Ward.

Cr Alex Makin said the Government commitments must go further to ensure accessible public transport. “The ramps at Ringwood Station fail disability compliance standards,” he said.

While the State Government announced $39 million to redevelop the station forecourt and bus interchange, it has failed to deliver the funding necessary to create an accessible station that can be used by all people within our community.

Advocacy for the redevelopment of Ringwood Station so it becomes a safe and accessible transport interchange is one of my priorities over the next four years. In addition the relocation of North Ringwood Community House, Ringwood Aquatic Centre and improving the accountability and sustainability of council are also my priorities should I be re-elected.

We need to continue making a difference and ensure that Maroondah becomes an accessible and sustainable municipality.

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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