The federal Government have announced the construction of a $475 million rail line that will link Monash University’s Clayton and Caulfield campuses.
President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the announcement was very welcome recognition by Federal Government of the importance of Monash and the South Eastern corridor to Australia’s continued innovation and economic growth.
“Our Clayton campus can attract more than 53,000 people daily, the equivalent population of a major regional city. Fast, efficient and effective public transport links will reduce road congestion and deliver benefits to the wider innovation precinct,” Professor Gardner said.
“Reducing car use is core to Monash University’s sustainability effort. We know that many who drive to campus would use public transport if more convenient options were available.”
“We are very pleased the rail link has been identified as a priority. A very sizeable proportion of South East Melbourne stands to benefit from this extension and it is wonderful to see it included in this year’s Federal Budget. My thanks to Minister Fletcher for his recognition and support for this transformative initiative,” Professor Gardner said.