Parking at Southland (6.5.2015)

Written on the 29 June 2015

Southern Metropolitan Region

06 May 2015

GEORGIE CROZIER - (Southern Metropolitan)

My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and it relates to car parking around Southland railway station. A number of constituents within the Bentleigh lower house electorate have raised with me concerns about the government's inability to address car parking requirements at Southland station and the possibility of Sir William Fry Reserve being turned into a car park. I note that page 111 of budget paper 3 states that:VicTrack is currently in the process of identifying appropriate sites for the expansion of car parking capacity at train stations.

I also refer to recent comments in my local Leader newspaper where the government states that the reserve is 'not currently' being considered for car parking. In view of the concerns raised by local residents that Sir William Fry Reserve will be turned into a car park, could the minister review those comments and guarantee that Sir William Fry Reserve nor any part of the reserve will not be turned into a car park?

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