Vic’s flash new bus base

Key bus interchange in Melbourne’s east is set to get a $5million facelift and better parking

A new $5 million bus interchange near Huntingdale Station in Melbourne’s east is set to bring bus transport into the future and boost student patronage.

The new bus interchange and upgraded car park will be delivered by Public Transport Victoria (PTV), in close consultation with Monash City Council and Monash University, who contributed $200,000 to the bus interchange upgrade.

Victorian minister for public transport Jacinta Allan says the new transport hub will make public transport a more attractive option for people in the eastern suburbs.

"This long-overdue upgrade to the Huntingdale Station precinct will make it easier for the 6,000 students, staff and other passengers who use this critical transport interchange every-day," she says.

"The Andrews Labor Government promised it would transform Huntingdale’s transport hub, and we are getting on with it and going even further, improving car parking at the same time."

The existing gravel car park across Huntingdale Road from the station will also be paved and tidied up, at a cost of $2.6 million.

Monash University director of business support Paul Barton says the new bus interchange will make life easier for its students as well as the general public.

"Monash welcomes the upgrade to Huntingdale Station and sees it as one of many opportunities to improve public transport access to Monash University, the largest education provider in the state," he says.

The new interchange will include facilities for buses, taxis and bikes, as well as a drop off area for passengers getting a lift to the station.

Onsite investigations will begin in October, with construction expected to start next year and the Huntingdale Bus Interchange should be complete by late 2017.

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