Saturday, February 19, 2011

rowville rail feasibility announced

Good news for public transport advocates across the East. Late last week the Minister for Public Transport and Roads, Terry Mulder, announced that work will start immediately on the Rowville Rail Link feasibility study.

The $2million study will look at construction, operational, land use and environmental issues.

Rail to Rowville is something the Eastern Transport Coalition has been campaigning for, over many years and the feasibility study is the first step along the way. It was a great way to start the ETC's meeting schedule for 2011 and I'm pleased to announce I was re-elected Chairperson of the ETC for the year, whilst Cr Ben Stennett, Mayor of Whitehorse was elected Deputy Chairperson.

The Eastern Transport Coalition looks forward to working with the government on the study, we also look forward to the announcement of the feasibility study into Doncaster Rail too. Doncaster rail is another critical missing rail link for Melbourne and was one of the Coalition's promises in the lead up to elections last year.

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