Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman has today launched a new petition, advocating for the new platform of the Waurn Ponds Station to be accessible by pedestrians from both sides of the track.
Mr Cheeseman said, “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.”
“Despite this major investment at the station, many community members have raised with me concerns that the upgraded station is inaccessible to pedestrians and cyclists from the southern side.”
“Pedestrians wishing to access the station who live in Mount Duneed currently need to travel around Baanip Boulevard and face a substantial journey.”
Muir Road, which runs close to the train line on the south side of the track, has been closed throughout the construction process, and lacks a proper pedestrian path.
Mr Cheeseman continued, “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.”
“If you support pedestrian access to Waurn Ponds Station from both sides of the track, please sign this petition.”
To show your support for pedestrian access from both sides of the track, please sign the petition here: https://darrencheeseman.com.au/campaigns/pedestrian-access-to-waurn-ponds-station/