Posted on 15. Jun, 2016 in Clayton Update
Early works on the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.6 million Huntingdale Station precinct upgrade have begun.
Local Labor member Hong Lim welcomed the start of works on the transformation of the transport hub, where geotechnical and site investigations are now underway.
These investigations will provide valuable information about the ground conditions in the area, which will inform the engineering and design of the new transport hub, and make commuting safer and easier for the thousands of local residents and Monash students and staff who use it every day.
Design of the new bus interchange means commuters will no longer need to cross the busy Huntingdale Road to transfer between buses and trains.
This will significantly improve safety for passengers, and make it quicker and easier to get to work, school or the university, and home again at the end of the day.
Car parking will also be expanded as part of the upgrade, with new paved spaces created south of the station, and in the informal ‘teardrop’ car park over North Road.
Cycling provision is being improved by relocating the existing Parkiteer cage and introducing bicycle hoops, allowing Monash University’s shared user bicycle scheme to operate from the station.
The upgrade to the station precinct and car parks will be complete in 2017.
Quotes attributable to Hong Lim
“This significant investment to upgrade transport facilities around Huntingdale Station will be a major improvement for the thousands of commuters who access the station every week.
“The new bus interchange will ensure the station maintains its status as a critical gateway to Monash University, the Clayton Innovation Precinct and the Monash Employment Cluster, plus giving a boost to the shopping strip along Huntingdale Road.”
“It is great to see work finally getting underway in what is another example of this Government getting the job done for local communities.”