Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (12:54): My constituency question is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan. An active community group in my electorate called the Upfield Corridor Coalition have been widely supportive of the Level Crossing Removal Project in their area; however, they do have some concerns.
These concerns are centred around the design for the new Coburg station. The current design has no access on the northern side of the station, meaning that half of the commuters will have to cross busy Bell Street for access, which means that the level crossing itself is very much underutilised. This is particularly concerning for those with a disability.
So I ask the minister: will the government ensure that disability access is made available on both sides of Bell Street at the new Coburg station?
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Constituency question 3/4/20