Morrison Government Supports Caulfield-Rowville Rapid Transit Link

The Morrison government today announced $ 6 million to explore rapid transit solutions between Caulfield and Rowville via the Monash district.

The Minister of Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Honorable Paul Fletcher, said the business case for the Caulfield-Rowville link would consider alternative transportation options, including network upgrades. existing bus, bus rapid transit, light rail and railless tram, to serve Melbourne’s growing south-east.

“The business case will examine transportation solutions, including an option for a railless rapid transit proposal, in the corridor stretching from Caulfield Station in South East Melbourne to the suburb of Rowville via the Monash neighborhood, ”said Minister Fletcher.

“The Morrison government is committed to funding transportation projects that create jobs, reduce travel times for commuters and goods, and improve congestion on local roads. “

Chisholm MP Gladys Liu said the Australian government has committed a total of more than $ 3 billion in infrastructure projects in the metropolitan area of ​​eastern and south-eastern Victoria.

“Our critical investments in the future of this region include $ 1.75 billion for the northeast link and $ 683.8 million for the Monash Highway upgrade,” Ms. Liu said.

“Improving transport links to the Chadstone Mall and the Monash district and to Rowville would be an investment in better access to jobs, health services and affordable housing.”

Higgins MP Dr Katie Allen said the business case will assess and present options for improved public transportation, better connections between people and jobs, a better transportation network and lower costs. reliable.

“This is an important step in planning for the future of integrated transport in South East Melbourne, as the suburbs surrounding the Monash district have grown significantly over the past 40 years,” said the Dr Allen.

“Ultimately this is about removing the growth constraints for the education district around the Clayton campus of Monash University, which is a key employment hub, as well as the larger growth region up to ‘in Rowville. “

The business case will consider improvements to the existing bus network, bus rapid transit and light rail.

Funding for the business case was committed on a 50/50 basis in partnership with the Government of Victoria.

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