Lara Station upgrades underway
21 February 2021 – Media Release
The first stage of the Lara Station upgrades works is part of the government’s $328.4 million investment in critical public transport and roads maintenance and upgrades, Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said.
North Geelong, North Shore, and Lara stations are among 16 key stations to receive a $24 million package share. These upgrades are predicted to support jobs and deliver improved facilities for passengers along the Geelong corridor.
The Lara station’s initial works will involve a refurbishment of the station waiting room other stages to follow.
A team of six contractors will be working on-site to deliver a fresh coat of paint for the waiting room and new carpet to help make the precinct more inviting and comfortable for passengers.
Crews will continue to follow strict protocols as set out by the Department of Health and Human Services on worksites to protect workers and the community’s health and safety during the works.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“These important projects are not only delivering much needed upgrades – but supporting regional communities as we continue to rebuild and recover from the global pandemic.”
“We continue to see significant growth right along the Geelong line so we’re delivering upgrades and improvements that passengers have asked for to help improve their travel experience.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Lara John Eren
“It’s wonderful to see that three stations along the Geelong line will benefit from this funding to provide a more comfortable, accessible and safer journey for passengers.”
“It’s important we look after our station precincts so they continue to serve the needs of passengers and keep our local economy moving as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”
Read the Media Release here.
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