Public transport boost for Rowville residents
Residential property dwellers in south-east Melbourne are set to benefit from a major infrastructure project, which aims to improve public transport in the Rowville region.
The proposed development, which comprises a Rowville rail line, would bolster efficiency of Melbourne's train network.
Premier Ted Baillieu said the Rowville Rail Study's final report confirmed the new line would be feasible, providing improvements are made to the Dandenong and Melbourne corridors.
"The Coalition government will now commence work to plan the future alignment of a Rowville rail line," he commented.
The stage one final report recommends a new line from Huntingdale Station to Study Park, with potential stations at Monash University, Waverley Park, Rowville and Mulgrave - providing more train services to those that live in the region.
Minister for public transport Terry Mulder said the project would complement existing improvements already made to Melbourne's rail network.
"The Coalition government recognises the importance of improving public transport for communities in Melbourne's east and measures we have introduced include the successful 601 bus providing a frequent express bus service to Monash University from Huntingdale station."
The feasibility study was conducted over 12 months to mid-2012.