THE Victorian Government last week unveiled the design of the new Frankston Station, which forms part of its $63 million transformation of the heart of the bayside suburb and is the culmination of two years of detailed planning and consultation, and a national design competition.
The design by Melbourne-based Genton Architecture, which was chosen from nearly forty entries to the design competition, aims to create a new arrival and departure experience by capturing the coastal feel of the city through the integration with the surrounding public realm and beach-inspired landscaping.
Genton Architecture will now work with the Victorian Government to further develop their design, with construction due to commence in late 2017.
Work to improve Young Street is already well under way and includes a new bus interchange, wider footpaths, fresh landscaping, and road improvements to reduce congestion.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said the new station will be safer, more accessible and more user friendly, and provide further catalyst for the transformation of the wider area into a modern, safe and thriving place of business and activity.
"It's part of our investment in a better Frankston, and our record investment in better public transport for Victoria," Ms Allan said.
More information about the Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment is available from <http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/transport/rail-and-roads/public-transport/frankston-station-precinct-redevelopment>.