A new weather proof shelter has been installed on platform two at Macedon Station, as part of broader works to upgrade the station.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today joined passengers during their morning commute to officially open the shelter.

Macedon Station’s car park will also be upgraded with 110 new and upgraded spaces, and a new ramp and stairs provided to connect to platform one. The coach interchange will be improved to allow for better bus movements.

The upgrades to the car park will feature lighting, CCTV and drainage to improve safety and amenity for station users, and large established trees will be also be protected throughout the car park.

During the construction period, the existing car parking area, off Victoria Street, will be closed. Commuters are advised to use the existing car park off Railway Place, near platform two or consider alternative parking arrangements.

All works at the station are scheduled to be complete by August 2018.

The works at Macedon Station are part of the Victorian Government’s $22.5 million Road and Rail Minor Works Program, being delivered by VicTrack.

The program will make access to busy stations easier by delivering more than 900 new car parks, improved bicycle storage facilities and new bus shelters across regional Victoria, and is scheduled to be complete during 2018.

The project locations and scope of works deliver priorities under the Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP), kick-started by the Victorian Government’s $1.3 billion investment in regional public transport through the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

A full list of works and more details about the program are available at victrack.com.au/roadandrail.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“We have listened to the Macedon and Mount Macedon communities, and I’m proud of the work we’re doing to ensure Macedon Station is more accessible and safer than ever.”

“We are delighted to be able to deliver this shelter and car park upgrades for commuters, who I know will welcome them during the cold winter months.”