Beautiful news for Pascoe Vale Road

Hume City Council today welcomed news that the State Government would spend $1 million to upgrade Pascoe Vale Road in Broadmeadows.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas announced on Friday that the funds would enhance Pascoe Vale Road through tree planting, road works and improved crossings.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said Council had long advocated to the State Government for support to beautify the Broadmeadows thoroughfare.

“In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian election, we asked a future State Government to help us transform Pascoe Vale Road into a boulevard that everyone can be proud of, and the recent news is really exciting,” Cr Atmaca said.

“More than 46,000 motorists travel on Pascoe Vale Road every day between the M80 Ring Road and the centre of Broadmeadows, and this main street is an important part of our rail and bus networks too.

“Pascoe Vale Road offers many people their first impression of Broadmeadows, and there is much that can be done to make it look better.

“The landscaping along the road could be improved, and there are a number of intersections that would benefit from an upgrade.

“We are grateful for this investment by the State Government because it will help to lift the appearance of Broadmeadows.”

In 2010, Hume City Council contributed $800,000 to install attractive fencing along a section of the railway corridor that runs parallel to Pascoe Vale Road.

The State Government also announced on Friday that it would allocate $150,000 to undertake design work for car parking that can help facilitate development in the Broadmeadows town centre.

A further $150,000 was to be spent on planning for the Meadowlink path network.

Cr Atmaca said Hume was keen to work with the State Government to bring about Meadowlink.

“Meadowlink is a path that will extend 3.2km from Broadmeadows’ town centre in the west, to Seabrook Reserve in the east,” he said.

“It is intended for pedestrians and cyclists, and will offer a safe way for people to travel from the Moonee Ponds Creek to the heart of Broadmeadows.”

Friday’s announcement was made as part of the Broadmeadows Economic and Cultural Development Summit, at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows.

Cr Atmaca said he was pleased the State Government wanted to support Hume.

“Our community has had its challenges, but Hume residents are determined to build a big and prosperous future,” he said.

“Council has consistently advocated to all levels of government for vital infrastructure that can advance our growing community in the years ahead.

“We know how important it is to redevelop the Broadmeadows Railway Station, an upgrade which will further strengthen Broadmeadows.

“The future of Hume will be great, and I pay tribute to Treasurer Tim Pallas for his commitment to our community.”

Further information on the projects that Hume advocates in support of is here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 18 August 2015


Updated : 10:54 AM, 18 August 2015

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