Transport Advocacy Campaign
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The City of Casey is Victoria’s largest municipality, with a population of more than 270,000. It is also one of the state’s fastest growing - 120 people move into Casey each week, the equivalent to 6,000 people per year.
In mid 2010, the Victorian Government introduced new legislation to significantly expand Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). For Casey, these changes mean an additional 5,000 hectares earmarked for residential development, which will take Casey’s population to in excess of 450,000 by 2036.
Casey’s population has more than doubled in the last 20 years, rising from about 113,000 in 1991 to about 270,000 in 2013. The vast majority of recent growth has occurred in Narre Warren South, Berwick (South), Lynbrook - Lyndhurst, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West and Botanic Ridge.
As population growth outpaces infrastructure development, Casey continues to face numerous transport challenges with pressure to keep pace with much-needed road, as well as public transport improvements.
City of Casey continues to advocate to State and Federal Governments on behalf of residents for transport improvements in Casey.
The City of Casey is requesting that the State Government improves state road infrastructure in order to accommodate the needs of a rapidly-growing population. Notorious and/or congested roads and intersections need to be duplicated or upgraded, and the Cranbourne Bypass remains a priority.
The City of Casey believes urgent works are needed to improve the Monash Freeway and associated east-west traffic capacity to enable our residents to gain access to employment areas in the Dandenong and Monash corridors.
- Monash Freeway capacity and east / west connections improvements
- South Gippsland Highway / Hallam Road / Evans Road intersection upgrade
- Thompsons Road / Western Port Highway intersection upgrade
- Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road full duplication
- Construction of the Cranbourne Bypass
The City of Casey is requesting that the State Government improves public transport infrastructure including increased frequency and coverage of bus services and coordinated train timetables.
- Bus services to every estate
- Buses linking to train timetables
- Frequent services operating every morning to late evening, seven days a week.
To improve rail infrastructure the City of Casey is requesting that the State Government provides funding commitments to:
- Upgrading and extending the Cranbourne railway line to Cranbourne East and Clyde
- Increasing train services on the Pakenham and Cranbourne Lines
- Upgrading existing railway stations at Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Hallam to premium standard to include staffing and public toilet facilities
- Constructing a road underpass at the railway line at Aylmer Road, Lynbrook
Casey hosts forum to raise transport issues
The City of Casey hosted the Better Roads, Better Buses, Better Trains Forum on 16 November 2011. The aim of the forum was to raise awareness of transport issues in Melbourne’s outer south east and present them to relevant government authorities to ensure they address these as part of any future plans for the region.
At the forum, community members, local business owners and residents had a unique opportunity to hear from the City of Casey, South East Melbourne Manufacturer’s Alliance (SEMMA), RACV, VicRoads and the Department of Transport regarding the future plans for the transport network in Melbourne’s outer south east.
The forum demonstrated that Casey residents want action now.
To watch footage of the forum, visit the links below:
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