Received a "2019 end of year update" from my, very low, profile state (Lib) MP "delivering for our community".
She complains about lack of consultation about the LXRP works planned for Mooroolbark and Lilydale, being a rushed job. Rushed? They were announced in 2014 and won't start until 2020. If she thinks 6 years is a rush I think I understand why nothing happened in Napthine's government. She is very vague about what she thinks should happen, apart from more parking at Lilydale, but as this thread, and others, have discussed "skyrail", as she insists on calling it, is virtually the only real option that would work at Lilydale, due to the grade on the up.
She wants a station adjacent to the former Cave Hill quarry, currently being back-filled and levelled for a new housing estate, as well as fixing the single lane underpass beneath the rail line at Hull & Mooroolbark Rd intersection. In my opinion, a station at the peak of the grade is closer to Lilydale than is warranted. Better to put it on the down side of the previously mentioned intersection, being more equidistant from existing stations and lots of already existing housing immediately adjacent and still next to the edge of this new estate.
Unsurprisingly, she tows the party line of needing the East West link to get her constituents "home sooner", as if that'll happen.
I do find it interesting that she's all for these things, in what is, now only a, relatively safe Liberal seat, when her party had plenty of time to do something about it, but didn't. If you take the time each party has been in government since Kennett won, they both come out at about 13 years; go back to Cain Jr/Kirner and ALP holds sway by 8 years but go back further and, apart from Cain Seniors term, the Libs have dominated Victoria.