Melbourne, VIC: Monash Council challenges State’s processes

25 Jul

While the State Government’s decision to press ahead with the grade-separation of the Clayton Railway Station level crossing has been universally welcomed, the approach being taken to deliver the project is being challenged by Monash Council.

The main point at issue is the State’s decision to pursue public consultation in parallel with the tender process for delivery of the project rather than before tendering. The concern is that it will be more difficult to influence the design of both the grade-separation and associated reconstruction of Clayton Station as the tender process is already defining parameters.

After a turbulent council meeting with many interjections, including from the electorate, Monash Council voted 7-2 in favour of expressing concern to the State Government.

The State refutes the basis of Monash Council acting as it has as it argues that it has already done a lot to consult and take account of the community’s hopes and concerns for the grade-separation and station reconstruction project.

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