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Morwell station parking

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Morwell railway station

Have Morwell station car park works derailed?

Advance Morwell has called on the State Government to come clean on the Morwell Railway Station carpark.

Additional parking was promised more than a year ago but with no action yet the group wrote to the relevant ministers two months ago.

However there has been no reply.

Advance Morwell Chair, John Guy, said the Morwell community is frustrated and disappointed at the lack of action to deliver additional carparks at the congested Morwell Railway Station.

“Despite writing to, and seeking answers from, the Minister for Transport, the Minister for Public Infrastructure, local members Harriet Shing and Russell Northe, the only response we have received to date has been from the Member for Morwell, Russell Northe,” Mr Guy said.

“We are told the State Government supports our community, but all we hear are hollow promises.”

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Advance Morwell wrote to the Minister for Transport expressing their concern about the delay in the delivering the additional car parking which was promised by the Andrews Government, over a year ago, in February 2018.

In addition to their frustration that car park extension works are yet to commence, Advance Morwell is concerned about commentary that the car park expansion location is apparently ‘contaminated’ and will not be developed.

“We find this incredibly hard to believe, as there are many former petrol station sites around Australia that have been successfully rehabilitated and repurposed,” Mr. Guy said.

Advance Morwell believes that the former petrol station site is by far the best strategic location available to extend the railway station car park and should be developed as a matter of urgency.

“It is bad enough that Gippsland V/Line customers have been continually inconvenienced with bus replacements over the past year, without having to suffer hollow promises about parking enhancements while struggling to get a car park when travelling on V/Line.”

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