It's time for a train station at Airport West

Still waiting for a train at Airport West? Us too – so we’re doing something about it.

We’re kicking off the next stage of our campaign for a train station servicing Airport West and Keilor East – and we’re asking you to get on board.

From the end of October 2019, you will see buses travelling along Airport West/Keilor East/Tullamarine routes sporting our campaign advertisement.

If you catch a movie at Village Cinemas Airport West any time in November or December, you will also see our cinema advertisement, ‘Still Waiting’. It’s the story of a father from Keilor East and his son. They’ve been waiting for a train for a REALLY long time.


And throughout Moonee Valley, we’ll have outdoor advertisements at sixteen different locations during November.

While you can still visit us here at YourSay for updates, we've also created a new website dedicated to the Station for Airport West campaign. You can find that at stillwaiting.com.au. Over there, we've got:

  • Facts and stats that you can share about why we need a station servicing Airport West and Keilor East
  • An online form so you can send a message to the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
  • A place to order campaign materials – fancy a yard sign for your house? Perhaps a poster and petition for your business? Get them here!

It’s time to end the wait. Your ticket to a station at Airport West is just a click away, so get on board now at stillwaiting.com.au.

Still waiting for a train at Airport West? Us too – so we’re doing something about it.

We’re kicking off the next stage of our campaign for a train station servicing Airport West and Keilor East – and we’re asking you to get on board.

From the end of October 2019, you will see buses travelling along Airport West/Keilor East/Tullamarine routes sporting our campaign advertisement.

If you catch a movie at Village Cinemas Airport West any time in November or December, you will also see our cinema advertisement, ‘Still Waiting’. It’s the story of a father from Keilor East and his son. They’ve been waiting for a train for a REALLY long time.


And throughout Moonee Valley, we’ll have outdoor advertisements at sixteen different locations during November.

While you can still visit us here at YourSay for updates, we've also created a new website dedicated to the Station for Airport West campaign. You can find that at stillwaiting.com.au. Over there, we've got:

  • Facts and stats that you can share about why we need a station servicing Airport West and Keilor East
  • An online form so you can send a message to the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
  • A place to order campaign materials – fancy a yard sign for your house? Perhaps a poster and petition for your business? Get them here!

It’s time to end the wait. Your ticket to a station at Airport West is just a click away, so get on board now at stillwaiting.com.au.

  • Have your say on bus services in Keilor East, Niddrie and Essendon Fields

    16 days ago

    We wanted to quickly let you know about an opportunity to contribute to planning the future of bus services in Keilor East, Niddrie and Essendon Fields.

    The State Government is proposing changes to bus routes 501, 475 and 476. You are invited to read more about the proposed changes and have your say here.

    This is a great opportunity to influence public transport services in your area. You might also like to take the opportunity to let the Government know how well these proposed bus services would be complemented by a station at Airport West as part of the...

    We wanted to quickly let you know about an opportunity to contribute to planning the future of bus services in Keilor East, Niddrie and Essendon Fields.

    The State Government is proposing changes to bus routes 501, 475 and 476. You are invited to read more about the proposed changes and have your say here.

    This is a great opportunity to influence public transport services in your area. You might also like to take the opportunity to let the Government know how well these proposed bus services would be complemented by a station at Airport West as part of the Airport Rail Link and Suburban Rail Loop!

    Consultation on the proposed changes closes Sunday, 20 October so have your say now!


  • Have you seen the community petition for a station?

    2 months ago

    A member of our community has started their own petition, calling for a station servicing Airport West and Keilor East as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

    In just a few weeks, it has already been signed by over 700 supporters!

    If you've already filled out the online poll on this site indicating your support for our campaign, you might also like to get on board the community petition. You can add your name to the growing list of people calling for a station at Airport West here.

    A member of our community has started their own petition, calling for a station servicing Airport West and Keilor East as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

    In just a few weeks, it has already been signed by over 700 supporters!

    If you've already filled out the online poll on this site indicating your support for our campaign, you might also like to get on board the community petition. You can add your name to the growing list of people calling for a station at Airport West here.

  • Get your own yard sign!

    3 months ago
    Call to arms front page

    Our new yard signs and posters have made the front page of the Moonee Valley Leader.

    Would you like to be part of our sign and poster blanket? We'd love to deliver a warm and fuzzy yard sign or some posters to your home or business. Contact Meghan at mhopper@mvcc.vic.gov.au or on 9243 1127 to organise your own sign or poster today!


    Our new yard signs and posters have made the front page of the Moonee Valley Leader.

    Would you like to be part of our sign and poster blanket? We'd love to deliver a warm and fuzzy yard sign or some posters to your home or business. Contact Meghan at mhopper@mvcc.vic.gov.au or on 9243 1127 to organise your own sign or poster today!


  • Where will it go?

    3 months ago

    It's been so exciting to hear from so many new supporters of our campaign for a station at Airport West over the past week, as we've distributed flyers to close to 5,000 households across Airport West and Keilor East.

    One of the most popular questions we've heard from you has been: where do you propose the station should be located?

    The location of a station at Airport West would come down to a range of factors, including the exact route the line takes from the super-hub in Sunshine to the Airport. This will form part of the Business Case currently...

    It's been so exciting to hear from so many new supporters of our campaign for a station at Airport West over the past week, as we've distributed flyers to close to 5,000 households across Airport West and Keilor East.

    One of the most popular questions we've heard from you has been: where do you propose the station should be located?

    The location of a station at Airport West would come down to a range of factors, including the exact route the line takes from the super-hub in Sunshine to the Airport. This will form part of the Business Case currently being developed by Rail Projects Victoria.

    However, we do know that the route is likely to connect up through the existing rail corridor that runs along the back of Keilor East and Airport West, which currently services five regional passenger trains per day on the Albury-Wodonga route.

    We’re proposing that a good location for a station would be around Roberts Road, Airport West/Terror Street, Keilor Park, immediately north-west of the Western Ring Road and Calder Freeway interchange.

    This site has an existing public acquisition overlay for use for rail infrastructure. It is well connected to the road network, two existing bus routes, and the Western Ring Road and Steele Creek pedestrian/cycling trails. It is close to the residential area and could be easily connected up to the Airport West Westfield Shopping Centre and Essendon Fields by bus.

    We know that a lack of access to train transport is a big issue for residents not just in Airport West, but also in surrounding suburbs like Keilor East. We're proposing a location that we hope would service the residents of both suburbs.

    Council commissioned a feasibility study on the benefits of this site and how it could work as part of the Airport Rail Link and Suburban Rail Loop. You can read that report under the 'Document Library' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

    We'd love to hear your feedback on the proposed location! Please continue to leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' tab, above.
  • Give Rail Projects Victoria your feedback

    4 months ago
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    Rail Projects Victoria will be holding two pop-up consultations in Moonee Valley over the coming few weeks to seek the community's feedback on the Melbourne Airport Rail Link project. This will help to inform the planning and design of the project and support the business case.

    This is a great opportunity to learn more about the next stages of the project and to let Rail Projects Victoria know directly why you support a station at Airport West.

    Head along to one of the following sessions:

    Westfield Airport West - Thursday 20 June, 11am to 3pm
    Milleara Shopping Centre -...

    Rail Projects Victoria will be holding two pop-up consultations in Moonee Valley over the coming few weeks to seek the community's feedback on the Melbourne Airport Rail Link project. This will help to inform the planning and design of the project and support the business case.

    This is a great opportunity to learn more about the next stages of the project and to let Rail Projects Victoria know directly why you support a station at Airport West.

    Head along to one of the following sessions:

    Westfield Airport West - Thursday 20 June, 11am to 3pm
    Milleara Shopping Centre - Saturday 22 June, 9am to 1pm

    If you can't make it along in person, you can also have your say by filling out an online survey at railprojects.vic.gov.au/airportrailsurvey

  • One-stop link off the rails

    6 months ago
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    The article on our report from Movement and Place Consulting, exploring the merits of a station at Airport West, has also appeared on the front page of the Moonee Valley Leader this week. It includes a quote from Mayor:

    "Moonee Valley Mayor Narelle Sharpe said the study was an important tool in building a case for a station at Airport West."

    To zoom in on the article and read it in full, visit http://leader.smedia.com.au/moonee-valley/.

    The article on our report from Movement and Place Consulting, exploring the merits of a station at Airport West, has also appeared on the front page of the Moonee Valley Leader this week. It includes a quote from Mayor:

    "Moonee Valley Mayor Narelle Sharpe said the study was an important tool in building a case for a station at Airport West."

    To zoom in on the article and read it in full, visit http://leader.smedia.com.au/moonee-valley/.

  • We're on the front page again

    6 months ago
    Front page maribyrnong

    This time, our campaign for a station at Airport West is on the front page of the Maribyrnong Leader! We're spreading the news...

    Council recently commissioned a report by consultants Movement and Place which explores the feasibility of locating a station at Airport West/Keilor Park as part of the Airport Rail Link and Suburban Rail Loop. We're sending a copy of this report to decision makers as they progress with the Business Plan for the Airport Rail Link. It's an important tool in establishing the case for this project.

    You can read the report here.

    This time, our campaign for a station at Airport West is on the front page of the Maribyrnong Leader! We're spreading the news...

    Council recently commissioned a report by consultants Movement and Place which explores the feasibility of locating a station at Airport West/Keilor Park as part of the Airport Rail Link and Suburban Rail Loop. We're sending a copy of this report to decision makers as they progress with the Business Plan for the Airport Rail Link. It's an important tool in establishing the case for this project.

    You can read the report here.

  • A Station for Airport West is Front Page News!

    7 months ago
    Front page

    Did you see the Moonee Valley Leader this week? Our campaign for a station at Airport West is front-page news! We're excited to see the Melbourne Airport Rail Link business case process progress and will continue to advocate for a station at Airport West.


    Did you see the Moonee Valley Leader this week? Our campaign for a station at Airport West is front-page news! We're excited to see the Melbourne Airport Rail Link business case process progress and will continue to advocate for a station at Airport West.


  • Taking our Advocacy to the Minister

    8 months ago
    Ben jacinta mayor

    Today, we took our advocacy for a station at Airport West to the Minister. We are very grateful to local Member for Niddrie, Minister Ben Carroll MP, who was able to set up a meeting between the Mayor, Cr Narelle Sharpe, and Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP so that we could put the case on behalf of our community for a station at Airport West. The Mayor presented the Minister with a folio of information about our proposal, including a copy of the comments you have posted on this page showing your support for a station.

    ...

    Today, we took our advocacy for a station at Airport West to the Minister. We are very grateful to local Member for Niddrie, Minister Ben Carroll MP, who was able to set up a meeting between the Mayor, Cr Narelle Sharpe, and Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP so that we could put the case on behalf of our community for a station at Airport West. The Mayor presented the Minister with a folio of information about our proposal, including a copy of the comments you have posted on this page showing your support for a station.

    The Minister showed a great deal of awareness of our campaign and indicated that she has visited the area where we are proposing to build a station. She indicated that the Government will consider the proposal for a station at Airport West as they progress the business case for both the Melbourne Airport Rail Link and the Suburban Rail Loop. Great news!

    We need you to continue to add your voice to our campaign for a station at Airport West. You can:

    - leave a comment on this page telling us why a station in Airport West is important to you

    - encourage your friends and family to fill out our QuickPoll in support for a station at Airport West

    - let us know if you can put up a poster in your front window to show your support for a station - contact Meghan at mhopper@mvcc.vic.gov.au and we will get one to you!

  • Federal Government supports Sunshine route

    11 months ago

    In a further update today, the Federal Government has confirmed that they would support the Albion East (Sunshine) route which is also the preferred choice of the current Victorian State Government.

    This route would lead through Keilor Park and Airport West, making a station at Airport West a convenient choice.

    We will now continue our advocacy to both levels of Government to make a station at Airport West a reality!

    You can read more here.


    In a further update today, the Federal Government has confirmed that they would support the Albion East (Sunshine) route which is also the preferred choice of the current Victorian State Government.

    This route would lead through Keilor Park and Airport West, making a station at Airport West a convenient choice.

    We will now continue our advocacy to both levels of Government to make a station at Airport West a reality!

    You can read more here.