Lots of comments re: Monash seem to be missing what was said in the press conference: station location also took into account of existing sensitive buildings and services and with Monash the SRL Authority leadership mentioned the new heart hospital and the synchrotron (either side of Blackburn Road north of the Blackburn/Wellington Road intersection). i.e it's "bad" to do extensive drilling/digging near these buildings.Good Stuff, this goes with what Daniel Bowen has mentioned in his blog today. Monash Uni owns all the land and future uni expansion is set to take place around the new SRL Station. As it stands it may be out of the way, come 2030 when the project is complete it will be centre of the expanded Uni.
Plus, as someone else mentioned, the site currently houses an older student accomodation block and given the University has been slowly filling its sites around the original campus footprint, it passes the pub test that the campus will expand northwards once they've filled everything up.
And re: bus loop - the beauty of buses is that you can easily alter routes and I suspect that's what'll happen within the campus.
If the Rowville LRT is a) still a thing and b) takes a FTG Road -> Blackburn Road (or directly via the uni campus) -> Wellington Road route, it could also be a feeder for the station.
eg. Blue (via FTG Rd) versus Orange (Princes HWY).
Still lots to figure out but overall the Monash station location seems to work as long as there are existing network adjustments. Plus, the entire Monash area is desginated an NEIC and VPA will probably swing in again and do more work re: how to encourage new and redevelopment over time around the station.
Also confirmed in his blog, Light Rail is still a thing and will go ahead now that the station location is known. This indicates that the Light Rail will connect with a future Monash SRL Station.
Stabling and Maintenance at Heatherton with 'provision' for a future station here and in Mount Waverly.