Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the taskforce that will lead the Labor Government’s $50 million transformation of the Frankston Station precinct.
Premier Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, at the station to announce the terms of reference and make-up of the Frankston Station Precinct Taskforce, which will be chaired by the Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke.
The terms of reference detail the Taskforce's role in providing recommendations to the Minister for Public Transport on community feedback, technical requirements and spending priorities for the Andrews Labor Government's $50 million investment in the Frankston Station precinct. These recommendations will be provided to government by the end of August 2015.
The taskforce will include Frankston City Council Mayor, Sandra Mayer, Chisholm TAFE CEO, Maria Peters, and representatives from Victoria Police, Frankston Business Network, Public Transport Victoria and the Victorian Government.
It is expected to meet for the first time next month to begin work on redeveloping Frankston Station and cleaning up Young St. The announcement of the taskforce within 100 days of taking office fulfils an election commitment.
A fast-tracked master plan will be developed, which will include planning for:
- a state-of-the-art transport hub
- a permanent Victoria Police presence
- a new retail and café strip and multi-level car park
- a commercial hub for local businesses and entrepreneurs, developed in partnership with Chisholm TAFE
- the proposed TAFE redevelopment
In addition to this $50 million commitment to transform Frankston Station and Young St, the $13 million in funding already allocated to Young St improvements will be honoured and a further $46.9 million will be invested to deliver stage one of improvements to Chisholm TAFE.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“Frankston’s new Labor MP, Paul Edbrooke, will lead this team. He’s someone that locals can rely on.”
“This is more than a facelift. We’ll make this precinct a safe and modern hub for transport, TAFE and shopping.”
“We’ll clean up Young St and bring in new employers, new shops and a permanent police presence.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan
“Frankston Station is a transport hub for locals and a gateway to Melbourne from the Peninsula.”
“The precinct needs this investment and we’re getting straight to work.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke
“This precinct is in the heart of our community and we’re going to make it a place locals can be proud of.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020