Upgrades at Woodend Station announced

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas and Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll announced Woodend would receive funding to upgrade its station. (Supplied).

Elsie Lange

In a state-wide initiative to upgrade public transport accessibility, Woodend will receive some of more than $150 million to improve its station.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas was joined by Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll to make the announcement at Woodend on Monday, May 2, set to include improved CCTV, toilets, a PA system and other safety and accessibility changes.

The project, funded through the $157.8 million package included in the 2022-2023 state budget, will join a list of upgrades such as those at Jacana and Glen Waverley, which will feature waiting rooms, toilets and CCTV.

The government said improvements will deliver increased economic activity across the state and “support local recovery efforts and keep Victoria moving”.

Ms Thomas said she was “thrilled” to make the announcement.

“We have listened to the community and are thrilled to be delivering a more accessible and comfortable station in Woodend for locals and visitors to enjoy for years to come,” Ms Thomas said.

Mr Carroll said upgrading the stations would make life easier for commuters.

“We are improving accessibility across the entire transport network to ensure every Victorian can travel confidently, comfortably and safely,” Mr Carroll said.