VICTORIAN Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan last week announced the establishment of a Box Hill Transit Interchange Steering Committee, which will work towards a business case for the redevelopment of Box Hill Station and bus interchange.
According to Ms Allan, the committee will build on the work of the Ministerial Advisory Group that was established in 2015 to provide options to the Minister to improve the commercial and transport hub in Melbourne's east.
"This steering committee will give locals a voice, and help get the planning right for the Box Hill interchange redevelopment. I thank and acknowledge the work of the Box Hill Ministerial Advisory Group, which means we can now get on to developing a business case for the project," the Minister said.
Ms Allan said the government has already made a range of upgrades to the interchange since being elected, such as adding the Route 201 bus service – a direct link for students and locals between Box Hill Station and Deakin University.
Other upgrades include improving passenger safety in the bus interchange by adding pedestrian crossings and repainting bays, installing better ramps and additional signage to increase accessibility, fixing the roof and downpipes and expanding the presence of staff and security. By the end of 2017, works will be completed to replace old lighting with brighter LED lamps.