Speaker Lunch – Jacinta Allan MP
President of the Committee for Greater Frankston, Fred Harrison, welcomed the Minister to Frankston and thanked her for the money her government had committed for the much-needed transformation of Frankston Station. However, he said that the electrification of the train line to Langwarrin was urgently needed to connect Frankston people with the jobs that they deserve.
‘The Committee for Greater Frankston agrees with your government’s emphasis on job creation. The population of the Greater Frankston region is predicted to increase by 50 per cent over the next 30 years. However job growth lags well behind: our area has fewer than 28 local jobs per 100 residents. That means two things. We need to bring jobs, jobs, jobs into our local economy. We also need to better connect our workers with job markets outside our area. That’s where you come in, Minister. You’re Minister for both Public Transport and Major Projects. Bus access to Frankston station is woeful. If you’re serious about getting people out of their cars and onto the Frankston train line, then you’ll need to provide more commuter parking. The electrification of the train line to Langwarrin will provide ample opportunities for car parking at Langwarrin. In addition, it will better connect young professionals moving to Karingal and other fast-growing suburbs in our region with jobs right up the train line.’, Mr Harrison said.
The Minister spoke about the $2 billion investment that the Andrews Government is making into the Frankston train line, primarily through the removal of 13 level crossings down the line.
When: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Where: Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC)
Cnr Cranbourne Road & Olive Grove,
Frankston, VIC 3199
Cost: $25 for a light lunch and refreshments
Victoria is investing heavily in better public transport infrastructure, delivering more services, more often.
Here is your opportunity to hear live from Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects, on how Frankston will benefit from the Government’s significant infrastructure agenda.
On 25 October 2017, the Committee for Greater Frankston (C4GF) welcomed Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects, Jacinta Allen, to a lunch with 50 business leaders at the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre in Frankston City.