The Napthine Government abandoned Hallam Station, but Labor will build new public toilets for local commuters.

Shadow Minister for Public Transport Jill Hennessy joined Labor Member for Narre Warren North, Luke Donnellan, and Labor Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley, at Hallam station to announce Labor’s commitment.

The Napthine Government cancelled the Hallam Station upgrade in 2011. Commuters have called out for basic facilities, but the Liberals haven’t listened.

As part of Project 10,000, Labor will remove 50 of our most dangerous and congested level crossings, including the crossings at Hallam Road, Hallam and Clyde Road, Berwick.

Quotes attributable to Ms Hennessy:

“Liberals don’t listen, and locals are fed up with the Napthine Government’s neglect.”

“Labor will also remove the Hallam Road level crossing, improving safety and reducing congestion.”

Quotes attributable to Luke Donnellan, Labor Member for Narre Warren North:

“Commuters have been calling for action for four years, but Denis Napthine has ignored them.”

“Locals were furious when the Liberals cancelled the Hallam Station upgrade without warning and without explanation.”   

Quotes attributable to Judith Graley, Labor Member for Narre Warren South:

“I’m so very pleased that the community jumped aboard our campaign. Labor has listened and Labor will act.”

“It’s something so simple but so important. Under Labor, locals won’t be forced to wait so long for a toilet.”

Key Facts

  • Labor’s commitment to install public toilets at Hallam station has been costed at $150,000.
  • Labor will remove 13 level crossings along the Pakenham/ Cranbourne Line.  
  • Labor has also committed $20 million to deliver thousands of new parking spaces at stations across Melbourne, with a focus on outer suburbs.
  • Labor will abolish Zone 1 + 2 fare travel costs.
  • Labor will also introduce 24 hour public transport on weekends. Trains will run all through the night to the outer suburbs, to get you home safe.