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Sheed questions lack of rail waiting room construction

August 29, 2019

Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has questioned why construction planned for a new waiting area at the Shepparton Railway Station is yet to materialise nine months after the promised completion date.

Last year the Victorian State Government and VicTrack undertook to complete the enclosed waiting area by November, 2018.

The Member for Shepparton asked the Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne to investigate why the upgrade was yet to occur.

“Where is the Shepparton Railway Station waiting-area upgrade?” Ms Sheed asked from the floor of the Victorian Parliament on Thursday.

“The project was meant to deliver a sealed waiting area to protect commuters from the elements and realign the ticketing window to make for easier access. Over twelve months later and the waiting room is yet to materialise.

“My constituents would like to know why,” she said.

These works are a small part of what will be a major upgrade resulting from an injection of $43 million in the 17/18 Victorian State Budget and $313 million in the 18/19 Victorian State Budget to greatly improve rail services for the Shepparton District.

“I and many others want to see the roll-out of all these projects and to see them completed as part of our campaign for better rail services in the Shepparton region,” Ms Sheed said.

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Media contact

Myles Peterson 0467 035 840│myles.peterson@parliament.vic.gov.au

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