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Maroondah Leader: Council hopes Ringwood station cash is on track

By April 27, 2010May 5th, 2010No Comments

The State Government will release its budget on the 4th of May, whereby it will be hoped that funding towards the complete redevelopment of Ringwood Station will be committed.

The Maroondah Leader has reported on the desired redevelopment of Ringwood Station, which is Maroondah’s number one priority for State Government funding.

Maroondah Mayor Alex Makin said that with work expecting to start on the $39.1 million bus interchange and town centre facelift in the next few months, now was the time to act.

“The council is asking that stage two of the redevelopment be funded so it can be done concurrently, instead of having two distinct projects,” he said.

While works on the redevelopment of the bus interchange and station forecourt are expected to begin this July, the current funding excludes the Station itself, meaning that Ringwood Station will still not meet accessibility standards.  It is essential that funding is committed for the complete redevelopment of Ringwood Station so that Maroondah is provided with a safe, accessible and integrated transport interchange.

The City of Maroondah is calling on the State Government to pledge the required funding for the complete redevelopment of Ringwood Station.

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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