Beaconsfield residents will soon have a better commute with the Victorian Liberals and Nationals to deliver a $1.5 million to upgrade railway station facilities.
A Matthew Guy Liberals and Nationals Government is committed to delivering better facilities for Victorians of all abilities, and a major aspect of the upgrades will be to provide better disabled access to amenities at the station.
The station is in desperate need of an upgrade, and as more and more people shift to call Beaconsfield home, investment is needed to ensure the facilities keep up with an increasing number of travellers.
The funding commitment will go toward improving shelters, bathroom facilities and new passenger information screens to ensure commuters are kept up-to-date with service times.
The Liberals and Nationals will also encourage more people to swap four wheels for two by installing more bike racks at the station.
Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy, said delivering better public transport facilities would help Victoria recover and rebuild.
“More and more people are calling the south eastern suburbs home, and it’s important that we deliver better public transport facilities in those areas,” Mr Guy said.
“This commitment will deliver much-needed upgrades and importantly provide better disabled access at Beaconsfield Station.”
Liberal for Berwick, Brad Battin, said the current facilities were unacceptable and that investment was essential.
“This upgrade will be a shot-in-the-arm for local residents who make the daily commute from Beaconsfield for work and leisure,” Mr Battin said.
“Beaconsfield Station has been overlooked for too long and our plan will deliver better public transport facilities for locals.”