Attention has been drawn to information about a project on the Federal Government’s Infrastructure website under the title Commuter Car Park Upgrade – Ferntree Gully.
Concerns have been raised that a project, which will have a major impact on the Village into the future, is set to commence with no advanced warning, no information and no opportunity for consultation.
It is essential that the businesses and services of the Village along with community groups, residents and users of the Ferntree Gully Village precinct be allowed an opportunity to have their say regarding the location, design and construction of a commuter car park in the centre of the Village shopping area.
In light of these concerns,the Village Traders Association are are calling a Public Meeting for traders, community groups, local residents and interested parties to have an opportunity to be informed and to raise any concerns they may have. They would like to request that works on the project cease until such time as the meeting can be held.
Received, as we go to print, is the following press release from Knox Council:
Following the federal election, Knox City Council will write to the new government to clarify its position on federal funding for commuter car parks in Boronia and Ferntree Gully.
Ahead of the 2019 election, the Australian Government announced funding for commuter car parks in Boronia and Ferntree Gully. In both instances the funding was earmarked for the Victorian Government to deliver commuter car parks on state government owned land.
Council will seek confirmation of the new government’s intentions to proceed with funding these projects and highlight to both levels of government the importance of engaging local residents, traders and commuters in the planning and design of any new infrastructure.