THE Victorian Government last week called for Expressions of Interest from the private sector for the detailed design and construction of Southland Station, which will be located on the Frankston train line and approximately 16 kilometres south-east of Melbourne's CBD.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan described the EOI as a major step forward in the delivery of the project, which she said will provide thousands of passengers a direct link to the adjacent Southland shopping centre for the first time.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is collating and analysing feedback received from residents and key stakeholders during community consultation held in recent months.
This feedback will be considered in the final design of the station, which will be developed by the contractor identified through the EOI process and released later this year.
According to the government, the new Southland Station will include:
- Two platforms;
- Ramp and stair access to both platforms;
- A pedestrian underpass;
- A freestanding automated toilet;
- Seating and shelter on the platforms;
- CCTV cameras; and
- Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities.
"The Expression of Interest will give us the best contractor to design and build the new station, incorporating feedback from local residents, businesses and stakeholders," Ms Allan said.