Construction kicks off on new Frankston Station

Construction kicks off on new Frankston Station
Alastair TaylorFebruary 19, 2018

Construction is set to commence on the Genton-designed refreshed Frankston station this month which is set to include new public plazas and walkways. McGregor Coxall have worked with Genton during the design phase, accounting for the station's new landscape architecture features.

Genton Architecture was announced as the winner of the design competition in March 2017 and Spring Street has announced it has awarded the build contract to an alliance led by John Holland and KBR.

The design competition was chaired by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, the registrar for the competition was Stephen Varady and the jury empanelled for the design competition unanimously chose Genton's design from a total of 39 entries.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority will have oversight of the project and will coordinate work with the nearby Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal work site.

The Frankston railway line, on the authority's website, will see 13 level crossing removals in total and purportedly create 2000 jobs during the construction phase and combined with the new Frankston station will near $2 billion in rail investment in the corridor.

Frankston also has a small, yet tidy, non-transport development pipeline with a total of 7 projects - 2 commercial projects and 5 residential projects located in the Frankston Activities District or on its periphery.

Further up the line there is a scattering of projects on the section of the railway line which runs parallel to Port Phillip south of Moordialloc with Chelsea, Edithvale, and Seaford all registering a few projects each.

The section of the line between Mordialloc and Caulfield is where the bulk of new development is occurring in this section of Melbourne when we isolate rail corridors.

Between Cheltenham station and Southland Shopping Centre, there are 13 projects with the bulk of them being assessed by Kingston City Council.

Between Southland Shopping Centre and Highett, there are 14 projects with 4 under construction and 6 actively being marketed.

In the immediate vicinity of Moorabbin station there are 6 projects and reflecting their position closer to the city, Bentleigh, McKinnon, Ormond and Glenhuntly stations have a combined 31 projects in the pipeline.

See below for the list of projects in Frankston on the Project Database.

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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