The Regional Rail Link Community Reference Group has appointed its ninth community representative, Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder announced today.
Representing the City of Melbourne area, Bob Eden will join eight other community representatives whose role is to provide the community with information on the Regional Rail Link project as well as bring questions and concerns back to the project team.
Mr Mulder said Mr Eden’s appointment was an important addition to the group.
The Regional Rail Link is a major new rail line separating regional trains from metropolitan trains – for the first time giving Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat trains with their own dedicated tracks through the metropolitan system from Sunshine to Southern Cross Station.
“The Regional Rail Link community representatives are chosen because they have strong links to their local area and can represent the views of their community,” Mr Mulder said.
“Mr Eden has been a resident of North Melbourne for more than 35 years, so has a strong understanding of the local community and good community links.”
“He has a background in civil engineering and previous experience on community consultation groups, so is ideal to represent the inner Melbourne community on such a large infrastructure project.”
Mr Eden will represent the areas of West Melbourne, North Melbourne, Kensington and the Docklands on the Community Reference Group.
The eight other community representatives already appointed are:
- Hugh Oates (Maribyrnong)
- David Anderson (Brimbank)
- Peter Maynard (Wyndham)
- Ian Westerland (Geelong)
- Leah-anne Howie (Ballarat)
- Vin Nally (Bendigo)
- Graham Hooper (Moorabool)
- Margaret Wood (Melton)
The Regional Rail Link Community Reference Group was established in June 2011 and meets monthly in different locations along the rail corridor, as well as the key regional locations of Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo, to discuss aspects of the project including station designs, planned construction works, the scope of the project and issues affecting the community.
Further information about the Regional Rail Link is available at www.regionalraillink.vic.gov.au