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More parking at Cranbourne 

After years of inadequate provision for parking at Cranbourne Railway Station, both major parties have promised significant increase in parking at stations on the Cranbourne line.  

Finally, after years of lobbying in particular for long suffering commuters at Cranbourne we have the promise of expanded car parks. This should not have taken 16 years.

The land required at Cranbourne has been owned by Vic Track and its predecessors since the opening of the original Great Southern Rail Line in the 1800’s.

Selandra Rise project gets the green light 

We were thrilled to welcome the announcement of funding towards the development of a new sports and recreation reserve to help meet the needs of the growing Cranbourne East and Clyde North communities.  

Council applied for funding towards the project through the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, and Minister for Sport, The Hon. John Eren MP, visited Casey in September to announce a $800,000 contribution towards the project.  

The $9.01m project will transform the undeveloped Selandra Active Open Space reserve, located in the Selandra Rise estate, to a district-level soccer and cricket facility including:  

  • Three full-sized soccer pitches and two cricket ovals
  • Multipurpose community pavilion with six change rooms and large community room 
  • Sports lighting 
  • Cricket nets 
  • Playground 
  • Shared walking and cycling paths 

Thanks to the State Government for their contribution towards the project, with Council to invest the remaining $8.2m to bring the project to fruition.  

The reserve is co-located with Wilandra Rise Primary School and the Selandra Rise Family and Children’s Centre, and is across the road from St Peter’s College, making it a great, accessible location for many local families.

Funding announcement: Cr Geoff Ablett and Cr Gary Rowe with the Hon. John Eren MP Minister for Sport at the funding announcement.  

Commit to Casey and your Mayfield Ward Councillor’s advocacy

In the lead up to the State Election we were pleased with the range of commitments and funding announcements for Casey and the Mayfield Ward from both sides of politics.

Council’s major advocacy campaign Commit to Casey has been a huge success and, along with our advocacy, has sent a strong message to both sides of politics to invest in the infrastructure and services, that our community needs and deserve.

Some of the major commitments for the Mayfield Ward included:

  • Duplication and extension of the Cranbourne Railway line
  • Duplication of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, from Thompsons Road to South Gippsland Hwy
  • Hall Road duplication
  • More car parks at Cranbourne Railway station
  • Upgrades to multiple secondary school facilities
  • Boost in investment for local sporting clubs

Irrespective of the outcome of the State Election, we look forward to working with our state counterparts to continue to deliver for Mayfield residents.

Judy Clarkson – 50 years of day care and child care centres 

A celebration of 50 years of quality child care and early education was held in October that honoured a trail blazer, innovator, entrepreneur, developer and deliverer of quality infrastructure and services in the Cranbourne area, Judy Clarkson.  Judy is a woman ahead of her time and Cranbourne is a better place because of her (and her family) and we wish to thank her from a grateful City. 

Jodie Mitchell, Judy Clarkson and Sharon Smith.

Cranbourne Little Athletics – 50 years 

Happy anniversary to an amazing club who launched their 50-year celebration in October.  Because of the dedication, commitment, drive and vision of hard working volunteers, this club is incredibly successful, innovative and inclusive.  We are so proud of the Cranbourne Little Athletics. 

The club will be hosting a series of celebrations throughout the year so check in on their upcoming events and join in on their festivities.

Thompsons Road Pedestrian Crossing – Springhill Shopping Centre 

We are thrilled to see that after years of robust advocacy, a pedestrian crossing has been constructed.  This is to ensure the safe passage of residents to the Springhill Shopping Centre, to their local sporting club, local school, family and friends. 

Safety is foremost in our minds and this was a critical piece of infrastructure to ensure our residents no longer have to take risks crossing Thompsons Road.  Our thanks to VicRoads. 

Cr Gary Rowe and Cr Stapledon.

Cranbourne Railway Line crossing and footpath 

Thank you to Ian Brandon for highlighting the broken footpath and the barriers at the unused railway crossing in Cranbourne, making it near impossible to manoeuvre his buggy; and causing difficulty for mothers with prams and other mobility devices.  I, Cr Stapledon, raised the matter at Council which resulted in PTV and Council working together to achieve smooth, streamlined access along the footpath and over the crossing.  A great outcome thanks to pro-active residents.  Thank you to all concerned.

Camms Road turning arrow

Thank you to Robert Bruce who has helped me achieve a three-year campaign to install a right turning arrow at Camms Road onto the South Gippsland Highway.  A great example of our strong and vocal community.  There is more work to be done at this intersection and we are working through it.