Upgrade to revitalise

A Victorian bus interchange will be upgraded to benefit regular public transport users

A Victorian bus interchange will undergo a $624,000 upgrade to help with the revitalisation of the community.

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder was joined by City of Kingston Mayor Paul Peulich to announce the start of works this week.

"About 570 people hop off a bus at the interchange and switch to a train every weekday so this upgrade will benefit hundreds of regular public transport users travelling to and from Moorabbin Station each week," Mulder says.

The upgraded bus interchange will include a new integrated feature wall, shelters and seating, improved lighting and new bus signage and timetables.

Peulich says buses are an essential public transport option for people in suburban communities, with residents relying on them to access work, school, health services and recreational facilities.

"The revitalisation of Moorabbin’s street scape including the bus interchange is a key step in the Moorabbin Junction Urban Renewal Strategy set out by council," he says.

"Transforming Moorabbin Junction into a desirable destination relies on good public transport links and facilities that people feel comfortable using."

Member for Bentleigh Elizabeth Miller says the upgrade is a fantastic example of how the Coalition Government, Public Transport Victoria and Kingston City Council are working in partnership to improve public transport. 

"I’m sure these improvements will be welcomed by the many residents who rely on buses and trains to get around every day," she says.

The upgrade is being funded by the Victorian Coalition Government and City of Kingston.

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