The Andrews Labor Government will establish a committee of passionate local representatives to deliver a redevelopment plan for Box Hill station and bus interchange.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced the Box Hill Transit Interchange Steering Committee today, which will work towards a business case for the redevelopment.
The committee will build on the work of the Ministerial Advisory Group, which provided options to the Minister for Public Transport to improve the commercial and transport hub in Melbourne’s east.
The group included local community representatives and was chaired by the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane.
The Labor Government has already made a range of upgrades to the interchange since being elected, namely adding the Route 201 bus service – a direct link for students and locals between Box Hill Station and Deakin University.
Other upgrades include improving passenger safety in the bus interchange by adding pedestrian crossings and repainting bays, installing better ramps and additional signage to increase accessibility, fixing the roof and downpipes and expanding the presence of staff and security.
By the end of 2017, works will be completed to replace old lighting with brighter LED lamps, improving safety and visibility for passengers.
The Labor Government will continue further service and infrastructure upgrades at the interchange while a business case is developed.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“This steering committee will give locals a voice, and help get the planning right for the Box Hill interchange redevelopment.”
“I thank and acknowledge the work of the Box Hill Ministerial Advisory Group, which means we can now get on to developing a business case for the project”.
“We’ve already delivered vital upgrade to services and infrastructure at Box Hill interchange, and will continue to look for further improvements while the business case is developed.”