Frankston stations new look revealed

first_imgThe much-awaited design of the new Frankston Railway Station has been completed following two years of detailed planning and consultation, and a national design competition. Genton Architecture will be building a safer, more accessible and more user friendly train station for the south-eastern Victorian suburb.In the 2011 census, Sandhurst had the highest proportion of people speaking Greek at home with Frankston City also presenting a significantly-sized population of Greek speakers.“It will be a true gateway to the Peninsula, and a place the community can be proud of,” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke agreed.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. Construction of the new station to serve the bayside suburb, will begin later this year, with work to improve Young Street already well underway. “Frankston has been fighting for this investment and we’re delivering it – a new station, a 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,” Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke concluded.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 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more