Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire have announced a $14.3 million package to revitalise the heart of Broadmeadows, create new jobs and attract investment.
Public consultation will begin at the Broadmeadows Street Festival on April 3, where the public can learn more about the way the Andrews Labor Government is strengthening Broadmeadows as an activity centre.
The $14.3 million will:
- Contribute $7m towards the $20.2 million refurbishment of the Broadmeadows Town Hall, transforming the historic building into a space for start-ups and community groups.
- Improve the access and amenity of the Broadmeadows railway station with $4m to be invested in a new station northern entrance, concourse and toilets, and partial pedestrian subway upgrade.
- Create a new boulevard along Pascoe Vale Road with $1 million for tree planting and improved crossings
- A further $2.1m to help complete Meadowlink, the 3.2km bicycle, pedestrian and open space link that connects the Moonee Ponds and Merlynston Creeks together via the existing town centre.
Broadmeadows is just 15 kilometres from the CBD in the centre of Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern corridor, and its excellent transport links and tracts of undeveloped land mean it is ripe for more investment.
The Metropolitan Planning Authority and Hume City Council will be talking to the community and businesses about ways to attract more jobs and investment to the area, improve local amenity and provide greater public and private housing options.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“We see the potential for Broadmeadows to grow as a well-planned activity centre, which will encourage new jobs and housing.”
“This $14.3 million will allow the Metropolitan Planning Authority to kickstart work on Melbourne’s next activity centre and we encourage the community to get involved in consultation.
Quotes attributable to Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire
“We’re backing Broadmeadows and making sure new housing, jobs and business continues to grow in Melbourne’s north.”
“This investment will have an immediate impact and help the area realise its potential, starting with the revitalised town hall, better access to the train station and improvements to the streetscape.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020