12 March 1991 - Current
Mr McGUIRE (Broadmeadows) (14:41:10): (867) My question is to the Minister for Transport Infrastructure. What information can the minister provide on transport plans for the state district of Broadmeadows? Constituency concerns centre on the redevelopment of the Broadmeadows train station and increasing services on the Upfield line. The Broadmeadows Revitalisation Board has delivered a plan to redefine the heart of Broadmeadows. A deal is imminent to pave the way for the redevelopment of the town centre. A whole-of-government strategy and collaboration with Hume City Council is now required for planning and land acquisition, commercial partnerships, arterial road upgrades and place making around the Broadmeadows railway station. The Ringwood station redevelopment provides a model. Such a plan would also provide the opportunity for hundreds of car parks in the Broadmeadows railway station precinct, vital for population growth, and add value to the two new elevated stations planned at Moreland and Coburg and the Glenroy railway station redevelopment, and also the removal of four level crossings on the Upfield line. Such investments are significant and vital for Melbourne’s north.