Upgrade South Yarra Station


South Yarra Station is struggling to serve over 13,000 commuters each day.

Inaction by successive Liberal and Labor governments has resulted in a congested single entrance, overcrowded trains and unsafe pedestrian crossings.

Sam has secured $12.33 million dollars for a stage one upgrade of South Yarra station.

After extensive community support for an upgrade including over 1,300 signatures on my upgrade South Yarra station petition, this announcement is a welcome breakthrough.

The Greens have committed to further upgrades of South Yarra station, including a second entrance and an interchange with Melbourne Metro.

If you want to stay updated on the plan to upgrade South Yarra station, please sign up for updates. 

Upgrade South Yarra Station Survey

To ensure our community’s voice is heard, Sam initiated an Upgrade South Yarra station survey to determine what commuters’ highest priorities for an upgrade are.

The response was very encouraging, with 975 submissions received. Respondents’ top priorities for an upgrade to South Yarra station include: an interchange with Melbourne Metro; a northern entrance with a platform overpass; an expanded front foyer; maintaining heritage character; and a safe pedestrian crossing at Yarra Street.

The full results have been forwarded to the Minister for Public Transport.

Click here to download the Upgrade South Yarra Station Survey Results.

Click here to read the Minister for Public Transport's response to the survey.







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Adjournment matter: Public Transport

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran)  —  My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is for the minister to put in place a long-term plan to transform our ageing, unreliable public transport network into a reliable, frequent, high-capacity system. I enjoyed debating with the minister at the Melbourne town hall the other day, so what I am about to say probably will not come as much of a surprise, but the reality is at this moment this government does not have a transport plan, and in fact we have not had a transport plan for many years. The absence of such a plan is why we are seeing these mega toll roads like the West Gate tunnel, which is only there for Transurban. We see these pop up and we have at times just piecemeal investment in other forms.

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Adjournment matter: South Yarra railway station

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and as this is the last sitting week before this year's budget is handed down in May, the action I am seeking from the minister is to finally fund an upgrade to South Yarra station in this year's budget. After over a decade of rapid population growth in the area and inaction from successive governments, with barely a cent being spent on the station — under the previous government there was a proposal to expand the front foyer that was rejected, and the previous government cut South Yarra station from the Metro rail project, which again has been continued by this government — we are making some progress. I have over 1300 signatures on my petition to upgrade South Yarra station and almost 1000 submissions to a commuter survey which show that commuter priorities are an interchange with Melbourne Metro, a second entrance with a platform overpass, an expanded front entrance, that the heritage character be maintained and a safer pedestrian crossing at Yarra Street.

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Question on Notice: Melbourne Metro tunnel construction

QUESTION ON NOTICE — Mr Hibbins to ask the Minister for Public Transport — 

With reference to awarding the contract for the construction of the Melbourne Metro tunnel and stations:

How have the Cross Yarra Partnership consortium demonstrated that their designs for the project do not preclude the provision of a future South Yarra station?

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Constituency question: South Yarra Station upgrade

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: what is the latest information on the plan to upgrade South Yarra station? Earlier this year commuters were pleased to see that finally $2 million was allocated to start planning for an upgrade to South Yarra station. This is after years of neglect, 1300 signatures on my 'Upgrade South Yarra station' petition and hundreds of submissions to my commuters survey. Residents are now keen to know what progress has been made and when community consultation will occur.

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South Yarra station upgrade announcement win for local commuters

Greens MP for Prahran Sam Hibbins MP has welcomed $2 Million for planning an upgrade to South Yarra station.

Upgrading South Yarra station is one of Sam’s key priorities as the state member for Prahran.

The announcement comes after an extensive campaign Sam has run to Upgrade South Yarra station including a petition which has gathered over 1,300 signatures and an Upgrade South Yarra station survey which with over 900 respondents.


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