VIC bus hub facelift


New Frankston Station set to lead the way for modern rail and bus infrastructure by 2019

Melbourne’s Frankston Station is set for a $63 million facelift, with a total rebuild of the facility and revitalisation of the adjacent bus area on Young Street.

Construction is expected to commence in the first-half of 2016 and Victorian minister for public transport Jacinta Allan says the project will make public transport a more attractive option for the people of Frankston.

"The revitalisation of the station precinct will transform the heart of Frankston into a safe, modern hub for transport, TAFE and shopping," she says.

"Now that we know what is important to locals, we can get on with delivering this incredible project, which will do so much for residents and the nearly six thousand people who use Frankston station on any given day."

Existing bus services operating in the Frankston area will also be reviewed as part of the process.

The Frankston Station Precinct Taskforce was established earlier this year to work on recommendations, which have now been handed to the Victorian Government and will inform the final construction plans.

Frankston residents were also asked to contribute their ideas over the past six months, the best of which will also be incorporated into the design.

The specific redesign on the bus precinct on Young Street will be developed later this year, in partnership with Frankston City Council.

A new public plaza, well-lit walkways and improved access and management of car parking are all included in the plans.

Community and taskforce recommendations will now be considered by the Victorian Government and used to prioritise investment for the precinct.

Construction of the redeveloped train station and bus precinct should be complete by 2019.

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