Why would you waste all that money on rebuilding Flinder St station? It is going to cost the taxpayers $1.5 billion dollars and on top of that the firm that won the design got $500k out of it and thats also the taxpayers money also. For $1.5 billion that could be put into better things like the Airport rail link, getting a better ticketing system other than myki, funding better rail transport, or what the idiots could do is use that money to fix it up. Its been around since 1854 and is historical and the station is an icon. Why would you change it?
Where do we start?
* Interior of station building (offices, vacant rooms, ballroom) is decaying and rotting through years of neglect.
* Toilets, especially at the Elizabeth Street end, need modernising. At the moment, they are a disgrace.
* Platforms need better roofing.
That is some of the reasons why Flinders Street Station needs renovation work.
Infact, why don't one of the tv stations make this a reality tv show, and give different sections of the station to different competing teams, and the best reno wins a cool $250,000 or even $500,000. It will save the government loads of money!Renovation Rescue
to the rescue!