The state government is on the brink of clinching a deal to finally start the redevelopment of a new train station at Southland Shopping Centre.
Almost four years after it was first promised, it is understood the Coalition will make the announcement well ahead of the May budget, adding to its multibillion-dollar package of transport sweeteners for November's election.
Once open, the station is forecast to become the fourth-busiest on the Frankston train line, attracting 4400 passengers a day.
Despite lengthy negotiations with Westfield, which has led to delays in the project getting off the ground, the government has insisted the redevelopment will be ''in line'' with the $13 million pledge made at the 2010 election.
It is finally about to happen or is it?
Another Liberal Party announcement years behind schedule and in an election year. Do you think Napthine instructed his staff to dust off everything they have on transport projects and bring them to the cabinet room?
Delays by the Shopping Centre owner? Unlikely!