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Eastland expansion set to overhaul Ringwood

Posted on Tuesday, October 29 2013 at 11:28 AM

A $575 million development project and a transport upgrade worth $66 million are set to transform the suburb of Ringwood, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says.

The Ringwood train and bus station will be revamped and 150 stores will be built, along with a restaurant precinct and a new library and learning centre.

“This $575 million project will create 1600 jobs during the construction phase and a further 1700 ongoing retail jobs when the expansion is complete,” Napthine says.

He says the upgrade will completely renew Ringwood’s city centre and boost the economy of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

The first stage is expected to commence work this month, with completion flagged for Christmas 2015. The second stage of the development will include a 25,000 square metre office tower and hotel.

Member for Warrandyte Ryan Smith says the project will make Eastland a state of the art design and community hub.

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