Council welcomes $367.5M State Government investment in Maidstone

Published on 31 August 2021

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Maribyrnong City Council welcomes the State Government purchase of the vacant former Victorian University site near the Highpoint Shopping Centre at Maidstone, which it is planning to renew to support community needs.

Part of the site is earmarked for a new state-of-the-art tram maintenance and stabling facility for 100 of the new Next Generation Trams. The $367.5 million maintenance facility project, due to start in 2023, will bring a more reliable modern tram fleet and 280 jobs to the area

Council is pleased to see the project team engaging with the local community and businesses before detailed planning begins to seek their views on how the redevelopment can best celebrate the history of the site and make a positive difference to the area.

The now vacant site was used as student accommodation until 2015. It was also once accommodation for new migrants and refugees in the post-war period; and prior to that, a pyrotechnics factory.

Message from the Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke

This is another great win for the City of Maribyrnong, we look forward to the development bringing jobs to our local community, maximising the use of a vacant site in a way that supports community needs; and enabling our residents to be among the first to benefit from the new more comfortable trams. I encourage everyone to take part in the consultation process and provide their feedback on how the development can best reflect our local history.

Further information

To have your say, visit the Engage Victoria website.

For more information on the Next Generation Trams Project visit the Department of Transport website.

For further information contact the State Government via email or call 1800 800 007.

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