Mooroopna locals and Shepparton line passengers are being asked to have a say on the future of their station after fire destroyed passenger facilities in January this year.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced community consultation will start in coming weeks to ensure community feedback is at the centre of developing a Mooroopna station facility that best suits the needs of the community.
Greater Shepparton Council, the historical society and other community groups have a strong affection for Mooroopna Station and will be involved in plans for its future.
Transport for Victoria and V/Line will be hosting two community drop in sessions on Monday 16 April for passengers and locals who want to hear more about the station’s future.
Locals are also being invited to share their ideas about what facilities they would like to see replaced or other improvements to the broader station precinct.
V/Line installed a temporary shelter at the station last month to accommodate passengers and will be at the station early on Monday 16 April to hear from passengers catching the morning peak service.
Community members can also chat with Transport for Victoria and V/Line staff at Bill and Beats Café from 1pm – 3pm at 106 McLennan Street, Mooroopna.
Locals can also complete a survey and find out more at getinvolved.transport.vic.gov.au/mooroopna-station-redevelopment.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“Mooroopna Station has been serving the community for over a hundred years and holds a special place in local hearts and minds.”
“We will build passenger facilities that serve the community well and connect the station to Mooroopna.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“I encourage locals to attend the session and have their say about the passenger facilities they would like to see restored.”