Monash Clayton is to finally have a tram to the door. The Victorian government announced yesterday a new tramline which will run past the campus, also servicing the Australian Synchrotron, Monash Medical Centre and the planned Victorian Heart Hospital.
There are no dates in the government’s announcement and a mere $3m in the next state budget for route planning. Five years back there was also talk of a tram extension to the university from the suburban rail system, which went nowhere. But this will not be a set and forget announcement – Monash U will make sure of that.