The Croydon Stroke Support Group is a peer support group for people with stroke and their carers. The group meets on a weekly basis from 10.30 until midday each Thursday at the Heathmont Community Living Centre.
This morning I was invited as the group’s guest speaker, where I discussed the plans for the Ringwood Central Activities District, including the proposed redevelopment of Eastland the former Ringwood Market site. Ringwood Station was also discussed, with many members commenting on the condition of the station and the difficulties due to its lack of disability compliance standards.
Ringwood Station has been a common discussion point with all community groups I have met during my time as Mayor. It is clear that the redevelopment of Ringwood Station is a priority for members of the Maroondah community. The current funding will improve the bus interchange and station forecourt, but a further commitment is required to ensure the delivery of a safe, integrated and accessible transport interchange.
The community clearly sees the redevelopment of Ringwood Station as a priority and this is a view shared by Maroondah City Council. The Council, like members of our community, will be calling for the redevelopment of Ringwood Station as a commitment within the 2010 State Election.