The Eastern Transport Coalition’s Monster Petition was located within Maroondah for the past three weeks and is calling on the Government to commit to the following:

  • A full and public feasibility study for a heavy rail line to Rowville,
  • A full and public feasibility study for a heavy rail line to Doncaster,
  • A greater commitment to the extension of the Metro rail tunnel from Domain to Caulfield,
  • A full and public feasibility study for an increase in capacity on the Belgrave/Lilydale and Glen Waverley lines,
  • Improved facilities for passengers, particularly at interchanges located in central activity districts – Ringwood, Dandenong and Box Hill,
  • Fully accessible public transport facilities and vehicles

Each member council has the opportunity to host the Monster Petition and today marked the final day of petition being located within Maroondah. I was present at its handing over to the Shire of Yarra Ranges, who will be hosting the petition throughout December.

Alex handing over the Eastern Transport Coalitions Monster Petition to Cr. Samantha Dunn from the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Alex handing over the Eastern Transport Coalition's Monster Petition to Cr. Samantha Dunn from the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Copies of the petition will still be available at Ringwood and Croydon Libraries for Maroondah residents that may not have had an opportunity to sign the petition.

The petition will be presented to the State Government next year.

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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