All aboard at Warragul Station—precinct upgrade now complete
30 March 2015
Joint release with:
Federal Member for McMillan
Upgrades at the Warragul Station precinct are complete and open to the public, offering a new rail underpass, covered pedestrian footbridge, car park and bus interchange at the site to improve transport linkages.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the completion of the upgrade was marked by the opening of the Normanby Place Underpass, which includes a signalised intersection at Queen Street.
“Local road and rail users will notice significantly improved connectivity, not just within Warragul, but also the rest of Victoria,” Mr Truss said.
“This project builds on the Australian Government's record $7.6 billion commitment to develop and improve transport infrastructure in Victoria, to benefit the State's ongoing economic and social development and boost transport productivity and efficiency.”
Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said features of the upgrade included the construction of a 200 capacity car park, a new bus interchange and new bicycle shelter.
“Works have also involved upgrading station drop-off and pick-up facilities, introducing a shared path on the western side of the new underpass, and the construction of a footpath on the northern side of Alfred Street,” Mr Broadbent said.
“The final part of the precinct upgrade—transforming Warragul's historic goods shed refurbishment into a multipurpose tourism centre—is expected to be fully complete by the end of 2015.”The Warragul Station precinct upgrade is being jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments. The Australian Government has provided $3.35 million and the Victorian Government $22.69 million.