PETITION WON: Support Pedestrian Access to Waurn Ponds Station from Baanip Boulevard

PETITION SUCCESSFUL: We are proud to announce that the Baanip Boulevard footpath will be extended all the way to Waurn Ponds Station, providing pedestrians vital access from the south side of the station. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and made a difference in this campaign.

 

The Waurn Ponds Station Upgrade is an exciting project constructing a second platform, pedestrian overpass, hundreds of new car parks, better security, and a new station entrance. The upgrade means that commuters will enjoy a greater frequency and reliability of services.

Major works are finished, and only smaller works remain over the next few months before services can make use of the new duplicated line, which the community is greatly looking forward to. The Waurn Ponds Station Upgrade means that commuters will enjoy greater frequency and reliability of services. I was proud to promise this upgrade at the last election, and I am proud to be delivering it to completion.

Despite this major investment, many community members have raised with me concerns that the upgraded station is inaccessible by pedestrians and cyclists from the south. Pedestrians wishing to access the station who live in Mound Duneed currently need to travel around Baanip Boulevard and face a substantial journey.

I have always shared these concerns and that is why I am advocating to the State Government to connect the Baanip Boulevard pedestrian footpath to the southern side of the newly upgraded Waurn Ponds Station. This will improve accessibility and provide greater utility to the station, which will be so important for residents south of the rail line.

If you support pedestrian access to Waurn Ponds Station from both sides of the track, please sign this petition.