ONLY LABOR CAN DELIVER A FULLY COSTED AND FUNDED SOUTHLAND STATION

ONLY LABOR CAN DELIVER A FULLY COSTED AND FUNDED SOUTHLAND STATION

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 in Clayton Update, Election Media Release

Public transport links from one of Melbourne’s largest shopping centres will be boosted with Labor committing $45 million to construct a new railway station and bus interchange at Southland, Premier John Brumby said today.

Mr Brumby was joined by Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula and Member for Bentleigh, Rob Hudson to make the announcement that would see the construction of a new station to the south of the Westfield Southland shopping centre.

 

“Our Government’s $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan is the right long term plan to fix transport – and we already have more than $10 billion worth of projects under construction or being rolled out,” Mr Brumby said.

“This new station will be located on the Frankston line between Highett and Cheltenham Stations and provide easy access to the popular shopping centre.

“The project involves the construction of two 160 metre long platforms and the station will be fully Disability Discrimination Act compliant and include passenger seating and shelters.

“Southland is served by more than a dozen bus routes and our plan will involve the construction of a new bus interchange providing a seamless link to rail services.

“And as part of our commitment to return staff to every station on the electrified metropolitan rail network, the new Southland Station will have a staffed presence to be determined in consultation with Metro.

“Labor has four new stations already under construction at Williams Landing, Caroline Springs, Lynbrook and Cardinia Road in Pakenham and we have already delivered new train stations at Roxburgh Park and Coolaroo.”

Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula said only Labor had fully costed a new station at Southland.

“Ted Baillieu has promised to spend just $13 million for a new station at Southland which will get him nothing more than half a platform,” Mr Pakula said.

“Only Labor has fully costed a station for Southland and Mr Baillieu can not be trusted to deliver any transport projects until he submits his costings to the independent Victorian Treasury.”

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