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Re-Open Paisley Train Station in Altona North, Melbourne
Petition Background (Preamble):
* The nearest train stations to Altona North are 40 minutes walk away;
* Population in Altona North is large and growing rapidly. At the 2006 Census, approximately 12,500 people were living in the Altona North & Brooklyn area. Population forecasts predict that the area is expected to have just under 16,000 residents by 2020, a growth of almost three times the rate for Hobsons Bay.
* Population is growing the fastest in the age groups: Over 70 and Under 35 - groups that reply on public transport options;
* Paisley Station was operational from 1929 - 1985, and remains on the Werribee line though is overgrown;
* Paisley Station is adjacent to a large recreation precinct that is undergoing an extensive upgrade - the facility would be much more accessible if the train station was re-opened.
More about Altona North: http://www.hobsons.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.asp?Page_Id=3170&h=-1
More about Paisley Station: http://www.railgeelong.com/location/paisley
Satellite map of Paisley Station and surrounds: http://www.railgeelong.com/aerial.php?view=satellite&id=307
Councillor Tony Briffa who is campaigning on this issue: http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=3711&h=0
We note that the area has plentiful off street car parking. This train station, identified as a need by the (Hobsons Bay) council in their Integrated Transport Strategy, will provide benefits to the people in Altona North and Newport area including:
(a) greatly improving transport options for people in Altona North and;
(b) activating and revitalising the southern Altona North area;
(c) providing public transport access to the Paisley Park sports and recreation precinct and local schools, and;
(d) alleviating some pressure from Newport station.
The Re-Open Paisley Train Station in Altona North, Melbourne petition to Legislative Assembly of Victoria was written by Kate Gilbert and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: paisley, altona, train, hobsons bay, public transport, melbourne, briffa