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Adjournment: South Yarra Railway Station

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
11 March 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that the minister set up a South Yarra station task force to lead and guide investment in South Yarra station. Funding to upgrade South Yarra station is needed in the upcoming state budget, and a task force should be set up to ensure the needs of South Yarra commuters are met, especially given the wide range of improvements that need to be made, the wide range of stakeholders that need to be involved, the critical role South Yarra station plays in the local area and the 13 000 commuters who use it every day.

With its interface with the Forrest Hill growth area, which is going to have thousands of new residents over the next decade, it is important to the local economy, to the Toorak Road, South Yarra, shopping precinct and to the growing Chapel Street activity centre. Some of the improvements that need to be made, among others, that may be identified by the taskforce are a second entrance, which will connect the station to the Forrest Hill growth area instead of the current crowded single entrance; improvements to dangerous pedestrian crossings; improvements to tram interchanges and the potential for a Disability Discrimination Act 1992-compliant super-stop; secure bike parking instead of bikes being attached to the railing; and service provision for the currently overcrowded trains and trams in the face of patronage growth and the loss of connectivity to the Dandenong line as part of the Melbourne Metro project, connectivity that the residents would like to see reinstated.

Scoping and prioritising these improvements will require collaboration with Stonnington council, which I know has a strong interest in South Yarra station; transport authorities and operators; the private sector; local traders; and of course local residents. There is a clear need to upgrade South Yarra station. To date I have had many hundreds of signatures to my online petition calling for an upgrade to South Yarra station. I am requesting that a task force be set up to lead the process and to guide the minister with a terms of reference put in place as soon as possible so we can get on with upgrading South Yarra station.

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Sam Hibbins MP
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11 March 2016
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