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Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Member for Broadmeadows, Frank McGuire today announced the next installment in the big picture vision to revitalise Broadmeadows.

Works to deliver more than $1 million for improvements at the Broadmeadows railway station and to make it safer for passengers will begin soon.

“Broadmeadows station is the gateway to Melbourne’s north and these improvements will make it easier and safer for people to get to where they need to go.” Mr McGuire said

Broadmeadows is set to be one of the key precincts as part of the Suburban Rail Loop that will connect every major rail line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line via Melbourne Airport.

New works set to begin at the Broadmeadows station feature new streetlighting across the precinct, including along the walkway between the station and the subway entrance, new signage and updated passenger information displays to direct passengers to platforms and connecting buses.

A redesigned waiting area at the Broadmeadows station will provide a more comfortable space for passengers, particularly those catching regional and interstate trains.

The pedestrian subway will be improved with new walls and lighting and the installation of new closed circuit television cameras for better safety at night.           

Mr McGuire said he was also delighted to help secure the recent Memorandum of Understanding to unlock land in Hume Central and allow the council to push ahead with work to transform the precinct and to provide extra car parks close to the train station.

The station upgrade is part of a $14.3 million investment from the Andrews Victorian Government as part of the broader revitalisation of the Broadmeadows precinct to cater for increased population growth, and position Broadmeadows as a key hub in Melbourne’s outer north.

Work to upgrade lighting, signage and passenger amenities at the station will begin soon and is expected to be completed by the middle of the year.

The Victorian Government also co-funded the $25 million upgrade to the Town Hall Broadmeadows redevelopment in partnership with Hume City Council. As chair of the Broadmeadows Revitalisation Board, Mr McGuire said he looked forward to further collaboration and funding commitments from Hume City Council this yearin partnership with the Victorian Government.

“I’m delighted the strategy for economic development I’ve long pursued inspired a $500 million investment in the Ford Motor Company’s sites in Broadmeadows and Geelong to provide new industries and jobs as part of the big picture plan,” Mr McGurie said.

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