Warragul residents receive public transport boost
Owners of Warragul residential real estate may welcome news of a multimillion-dollar public transport project earmarked for the Victorian city.
Minister for public transport Terry Mulder said the $26 million Warragul Station Precinct Upgrade has reached the next stage of development, after the tendering process kicked off this week.
Due for completion in 2015, the revamp will include a new car park with 200 additional spaces, a bus interchange and an underpass near the station.
Mr Mulder said the upgrade is a major boon for the Warragul community, with it helping to support the rapidly growing region by improving road links and public transport services.
"I am glad to see this project taking this very important step, which will be a great boost for commuters and the Warragul community," the minister commented.
"Warragul is one of the fastest growing areas in rural Victoria as more people realise the benefits of living in a city that combines a rural lifestyle and still provides great access to Melbourne, particularly the eastern suburbs."
Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood said the development will also improve connections to amenities such as hospital, education and sporting precincts.