Council welcomes $450 million commitment to extend the Frankston line

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Council welcomes this week's $225 million commitment from Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, to electrify the train line beyond Frankston.

According to Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton, this is a positive step towards extending electric trains past Frankston and will be of great benefit to the local community and south east region.

“We welcome this joint state and federal announcement which would see the extension of the Frankston train line become a reality; and call on the Victorian Government and Federal Opposition, to match this commitment to our region,” said Cr Hampton.

This project will have wide-reaching economic benefits for the entire bayside region, by better connecting major education, health and shopping precincts and will decrease demand on parking at Frankston Train Station.

“Electrification beyond Frankston Station will mean people living further up the line or from the Mornington Peninsula will be able to get on a train at Langwarrin or Baxter and commute directly to Monash University, Frankston Hospital and Frankston Private Hospital, Chisholm TAFE or directly into Melbourne,” said the Mayor.

Council is working with the community to advocate on behalf of our city ahead of the state government election.

This year, Council’s strong advocacy position has resulted in a number of significant wins for our region, including:

  •  The $450 million state and federal Liberal Party’s commitment to the extension of the Frankston Train line
  • Improvements to Lathams Road in Seaford and Golf Links Road in Langwarrin South will be made as part of the Victorian Government’s $2.2 billion commitment to road upgrades
  • The Victorian Government’s commitment to improve bus between Skye and Seaford Station

“Improved bus networks will bring more transport options into key employment precincts which will continue to support our region’s growth,” said the Mayor.

“These announcements demonstrate the success of our advocacy to date.  We look forward to more exciting announcements from all sides of politics ahead of the state government election.”

“We would like to thank Matthew Guy for his commitment to supporting electric trains beyond Frankston and urge the Victorian Government to match this election commitment,” said the Mayor.

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