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Put on your runners, Ashbury!

Put on your runners, Ashbury!

October 2020 | Money Matters

Put on your runners, Ashbury!

In great news for our local Surf Coast region, the Victorian Government has given the green light to a $350 million sport and tourism development in nearby in Modewarre.

It is anticipated that the project will create more than 1,000 jobs during construction and hundreds of full time jobs ongoing.

When completed, the development will include a high-performance sports training facility for elite athletes and world class sporting facilities, a sports performance hub and education precinct, four and five-star accommodation lodges, a 128-room residential hotel, a wellness centre, a childcare centre and a retail village.

It will also include a farmers’ market showcasing local produce and an organic farm providing home grown food for the onsite restaurants. We can’t wait! Visit: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-tourism-boost-surf-coast for more information.

Work has also commenced on upgrades to the Waurn Ponds Train Station. Upgrades will include:

  • a second platform on the south side of the station with shelters and seating
  • track duplication to enable trains to pass each other
  • a new accessible pedestrian overpass to provide access between the two platforms featuring lifts, ramps and stairs
  • secure bicycle storage and bicycle hoops
  • car park improvements featuring:
    • more than 90 new car parking spaces
    • sealing 120 existing gravel car parking spaces
    • more accessible car parking
    • new drop-off zone
    • access at both ends of the car park
    • additional CCTV, lighting, myki machines and passenger information display

Waurn Ponds Station