31 August 2011

Monash student forum keen on rail to uni

30 Aug: Showing their support for the State Government’s proposed Rowville Rail Link, members of the local community, staff and students of Monash and several colourful cardboard trains filled the Airport Lounge at the Clayton campus in an historic public forum yesterday.

The forum was an opportunity for the wider south eastern community to voice their views on the Rowville Rail Link and hear the positive benefits of the rail line.

Paul Barton, Director of Environmental Sustainability and MC of the event made the first major announcement of the day, explaining that the Rowville Rail Link Facebook page had attracted 3000 ticks of approval by local residents wanting to see the rail line come to fruition.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ed Byrne addressed the audience, stating how important this rail extension would be. He reminded listeners that the proposed line would put residents within 30 minutes of the centre of Melbourne and explained that it would boost productivity, ensuring the region’s prosperity in the years ahead.

The forum concluded with Paul Barton thanking the panel, and encouraging the community to get behind the push for the Rowville Rail Link, declaring “Next stop: Monash University!”

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