The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled the design of the new Frankston Station – part of its $63 million transformation of heart of the bayside suburb.
The announcement is the culmination of two years of detailed planning and consultation, and a national design competition.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke visited Genton Architecture today, whose design was chosen from nearly forty entries.
The new station will be safer, more accessible and more user friendly. It will be a true gateway to the Peninsula, and a place the community can be proud of.
Construction of the new station will begin later this year, with work to improve Young Street already well underway.
That work will deliver a new bus interchange, wider footpaths, fresh landscaping, and road improvements to reduce congestion.
Rebuilding Frankston station is the centrepiece project of the Victorian Government’s $63 million investment in the redevelopment of the Frankston station precinct, which includes major improvements to Young Street between Wells and Beach streets.
The redevelopment will be a further catalyst for the transformation of the area into a modern, safe and thriving place of business and activity.
More information on the design will be available at the Frankston Revitalisation Hub opposite the station, and online at www.transport.vic.gov.au/frankston-station-precinct-redevelopment.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“The new station will be safer, more accessible and more user friendly. It will be a true gateway to the Peninsula, and a place the community can be proud of.”
“It’s part of our investment in a better Frankston, and our record investment in better public transport for Victoria.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“Frankston has been fighting for this investment and we’re delivering it – a new station, safer community and a better place to live.”
“After years of hard work, it’s so exciting to see our new station. I can’t wait to see work start later this year.”