New-look Frankston Station design released

April 2, 2017 by  

Frankston, Victoria’s $63 million transformation in the heart of the city has moved a step closer with the unveiling of the State Government’s design for the new-look Frankston Station.

The announcement comes after two years of consultation and detailed planning that also involved an Australia-wide design competition advertised widely through newsletter printing, the council website and media outlets.

The winning design, selected from almost 40 entries, was submitted by Genton Architecture.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said the new Frankston station, which caters for commuters from throughout the city including Seaford, will be more user-friendly, more accessible and safer as well as delivering what will become a true gateway into the Peninsula. It will, she said, be a place of which the community can be very proud.

The new station’s construction is scheduled to begin during the second half of 2017 while work on the improvement of Young Street to include road improvements, fresh landscaping, wider footpaths and a bus interchange is already underway.

According to the minister, the rebuilding of Frankston Station represents the centrepiece of the $63m project.

Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke said it will be exciting to see a new station created after many years of work to make it a reality.

He said interested residents will be able to view further information on the station’s design at the Frankston Revitalisation Hub which is located opposite the station.