Improvement works will begin at Lara Station along the Geelong line this weekend, as part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing economic response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the first stage of the program of works were part of the government’s $328.4 million investment in critical public transport and roads maintenance and upgrades.
Lara is one of 16 key stations, along with North Geelong and North Shore stations, to receive a share in a $24 million package to support jobs and deliver improved facilities for passengers along the Geelong corridor.
The works at Lara Station will be rolled out in stages and the initial works will involve a refurbishment of the station waiting room.
A team of six contractors will be working on site to deliver a fresh coat of paint for the waiting room and new carpet, to help make the precinct more inviting and comfortable for passengers.
Planning is also underway for an upgraded canopy and seating on the station platform, as well as an improved public announcement system on the platform. This package of works is expected to be rolled out later this year once detailed design work is completed.
Design work is also underway on improvements and upgrades to North Geelong and North Shore stations. These works are also scheduled to be completed later in 2021 and details will be provided to those communities once the program of works is finalised.
Crews will continue to follow strict protocols as set out by the Department of Health and Human Services on work sites to protect the health and safety of workers and the community during the works.
Source: Vic Government