Maude Street bus interchange open for business

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BUS INTERCHANGE READY FOR PASSENGERS…. Complete with toilets, change rooms and a bike locker, the new bus interchange in Maude Street will provide better facilities for commuters. Construction supervisor for Mawson Constructions, Shane Knight handed over the project on Friday. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

Visitors to the Maude Street, Vaughan Street region during the past twelve months will have seen the works being undertaken for the construction of the new amenities block and bus interchange and will be pleased to note, the redevelopment works are now complete.

The new bus interchange and plaza area has been designed to create a user-friendly open space. A focal point consisting of a landscaped park, lighting upgrades and street furniture conveniently located next to the new male and female toilets, changing places amenities, breastfeeding rooms, baby change facilities, accessible amenities and a bike storage locker.

Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Phil Hoare said “Greater Shepparton residents and visitors now have access to enhanced public amenities in this location. These works complement the previous works in Vaughan Central improving the feel and functionality of the whole precinct.

“I would like to thank the community and business owners for their patience during the works; it is great to see another project delivered for the benefit of our residents,” said Mr Hoare.

The bus interchange, plaza and streetscape were funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Moretto Builders completed the amenities block and Mawson Construction undertook the roadworks, landscaping and bus shelters.

Stage three and four works which include a streetscape upgrade between High and Vaughan Street and the upgrade of the Maude and Vaughan Street roundabout into a signalised intersection will commence during 2020.

The new public amenities building and bike shelter will be open daily from 8am until 8pm.