5th March 2024, 12:54
Victorian Legislative Council, Melbourne

David ETTERSHANK (Western Metropolitan) (12:53): 

My constituency question is for the Minister for Transport Infrastructure and relates to the proposed sporting precinct in Tarneit, which will see a new 15,000-seat stadium built to house a new A-League club, Western United Football Club. I have to say, after attending a Matildas game recently, soccer fever is certainly at an all-time high.

While my constituent is looking forward to the prospect of seeing elite soccer matches so close to home, they are concerned that without investment in public transport, traffic congestion will be a major issue, and I am sure many in this place will recall the nightmare traffic which plagued Waverley stadium throughout the 1980s and 90s.

My constituent asks: given that the proposed stadium location is a 2.5-kilometre walk from the planned Tarneit West train station, what are the government’s plans to connect this new sporting precinct to the Public Transport Victoria network?

[Awaiting response]

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