Posted on 08. Sep, 2014 in Clayton Update
Labor will build the Huntingdale Bus Interchange and make commuting safer and easier for Monash students and staff, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews announced today.
Mr Andrews joined Labor Member for Oakleigh, Ann Barker, Labor Candidate for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos, and Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Jill Hennessy, to announce Labor’s $5 million plan.
The Huntingdale Bus Interchange will incorporate train, bus, car, taxi and bicycle travel, making the commute safer, more efficient and more convenient.
It’s a visionary project that will be a gateway to Monash University, the Clayton Innovation Precinct and the Monash Employment Cluster.
With the new interchange, commuters won’t need to cross busy Huntingdale Rd, and a new car park will be built adjacent to the railway line, south of the overpass.
Quotes attributable to Mr Andrews:
“Monash Clayton is growing and Labor’s plan will make it safer and easier for staff and students to commute.”
“This isn’t just a gateway for Monash University, but a gateway for the entire South East.”
Quotes attributable to Ann Barker, Labor Member for Oakleigh:
“This project makes sense – it will help staff and students get to university, it will reduce congestion for locals and it will give a boost to the shopping strip along Huntingdale Road.”
Quotes attributable to Steve Dimopoulos, Labor Candidate for Oakleigh:
“Thousands of students, staff and visitors use this station, and at the moment, it’s a mess.”
“I’m proud that Victorian Labor has got this project off the ground and I’m proud that a Labor Government will build it.”
Quotes attributable to Hong Lim, Labor Member for Clayton:
“This was a key promise by Labor at the 2010 election, and one that the Liberals should have supported. Four lost years of inaction, but it will be built should Labor be successful on 29 November.”
• The project was designed and costed by Monash University, which will contribute $200,000 to the construction.
• Public Transport Victoria and Monash City Council also helped develop the project and deem it a priority.