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No transport representation on Frankston Station development board

Melbourne Metro Train. Photo: Creative Commons / Zed Fitzhume

The board tasked with delivering the Andrews Government’s master plan for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Frankston Station Precinct does not include any public transport officials.

Public transport minister Jacinta Allan named the delivery board for the $63 million project on Monday, as follows:

  • Chair: Paul Edbrooke, Member for Frankston
  • James Dooley, mayor, Frankston City Council
  • Karin Hann, executive officer, Frankston Business Network
  • Superintendent Glen Weir, Victoria Police
  • Sue Williams, chief executive, Peninsula Health
  • Leon Piterman, pro vice chancellor, Monash University
  • Maria Peters, chief executive officer, Chisholm Institute
  • Kevin Hutchings, managing director, South East Water
  • Gabe North, centre manager, Vicinity Centres, Bayside Shopping Centre

 

Prof. Piterman is in charge of academic oversight and development of Monash University’s Berwick and Peninsula campuses. His specialty is in the mental health and healthcare sectors.

The absence of a public transport figurehead from the public or private sector is a notable one, given the board’s focus, “to ensure the redevelopment meets the needs and wants of the community, as well as passengers and visitors to Frankston”.

Allan said the board “will oversee the transformation of Frankston into a safe, modern hub for transport, TAFE and shopping.

“More than 6000 commuters, shoppers and visitors use the Frankston Station Precinct every day,” she said.

Board chair and member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said: “The $63 million redevelopment will make Frankston Station and Young Street safer, brighter and cleaner, driving investment and making Frankston a destination in its own right, which is what our community has so strongly advocated for.

“The new board will provide strong local leadership to ensure the new heart of Frankston we are building meets the needs and wants of the people who use it every day.”

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