August 30, 2017

HAVE YOUR SAY ON DESIGNS FOR STATION UPGRADES

Residents in Moorabool are invited to provide feedback on the proposed upgrade of Ballan and Bacchus Marsh train stations.

Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard, was at Ballan Station to promote the new concept drawings for the stations as part of the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade.

“The Andrews Labor Government has invested over half a billion dollars to upgrade the Ballarat train line, which will lead to better and more frequent services,” Mr Howard said.

“As well as large sections of duplicated track, new train stabling and additional passing loops along the line, Ballan and Bacchus Marsh stations will receive major upgrades.

“This includes second platforms, pedestrian links between platforms, new bicycle facilities and more car parking.

“A website has been launched which provides residents with an opportunity to provide feedback on the designs including station layouts, lighting and security, car parking, bike facilities and accessibility.

“The website includes an online survey which will be open until 10 September.

“I am also hosting my own community consultation at Ballan & District Community House on Thursday 14 September from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

“No appointment is necessary and I welcome anyone who wishes to come along and provide their feedback about the proposals or to raise any other important state government matters or issues.

For further information on the Ballarat Line Upgrade, including the concept drawings for the station upgrades and to provide feedback, visit: http://ballaratlineupgrade.vic.gov.au/