Studying The Line To Rowville

Studying The Line To Rowville

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

Kim Wells Scoresby MLA

Nick Wakeling Ferntree Gully MLA

Get Involved In The Rowville Rail Study

Victor P Taffa

Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder is urging people to have their say on the proposed Rowville rail link.

Public information sessions will take place this month to help inform and gauge community views as part of the Rowville rail feasibility study.

“The Rowville rail feasibility study places a strong emphasis on community consultation, and these three forums will help people learn more about the project and voice their views.” Mr. Mulder said.

The three sessions will occur in Mulgrave, Rowville and Huntingdale between July 19 and July 25, and an online consultation process will provide further opportunity for input.

“People can have their say in person or online.” Mr. Mulder said.

Mr. Mulder said the feasibility study was an independent investigation of a 12 km rail line between Huntingdale and Rowville with potential new stations at Rowville, Waverley Park, Springvale Road and Monash University.

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been appointed to undertake the feasibility study and is being led by well-known rail planning expert William McDougall.

Mr. Mulder said the feasibility study would be undertaken in two phases the, with the first phase examining a range of construction, operational, land use and environmental considerations, and the SKM study team understood the importance of community consultation.

 

Kim Wells Scoresby MLA

Kim Wells Scoresby MLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Mulder said the objectives of the study included:

  • Providing a concept for the proposed Rowville railway line interfacing with the existing Dandenong railway line at Huntingdale railway station;
  • Understanding future patronage demand in Monash and Knox in the medium and long term;
  • Providing a frequent, clean, reliable and higher capacity mode of public transport for Monash and Knox;
  • Exploring improved integrated transport and land use opportunities,
  • Understanding the local needs and interests of the community, including businesses.

Mr. Mulder said the study team had already begun work, with phase 1 of the study to be largely completed in 2012.

“This study will allow us to appropriately scope the project to ensure the Coalition Government is delivering the best transport outcomes for residents and businesses in Eastern Melbourne.” Mr. Mulder said.

Treasurer and Member for Scoresby Kim Wells said he welcomed the start of consultation for the study, which was a 2010 Coalition election commitment.

“These community consultation sessions are an important way for people to have their say and help shape transport options for the outer east into the future.” Mr. Wells said.

Nick Wakeling Ferntree Gully MLA

Nick Wakeling Ferntree Gully MLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member for Ferntree Gully, Nick Wakeling said he also welcomed the chance for the public to put forward their views.

“This is an excellent opportunity to provide input on this important railway study. I would urge all interested residents to attend one of the public forums, or to enter their feedback online.” Mr. Wakeling said.

 

Community Information Sessions Time: 6 pm-8:30 pm 9.30 am-12.00 pm 10.00 am-12.30 pm
Presentation: 6.05 pm 9.35 am 10.05 am
Date: 19 July 2011 23 July 2011 25 July 2011
Where: Mulgrave Community Centre Kingston Links Golf Club Huntingdale Hall
355 Wellington Road Wellington Rd, Rowville Cnr Germain St & Huntingdale Road
Melway: 80 D1 72 E12 69 J11