WORKS SET TO BEGIN TO REVITALISE YOUNG STREET
The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with transforming Frankston, with works starting next month to give Young Street a much needed facelift.
Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today announced that Seymour Whyte will complete the $13 million Young Street Improvement project, and officially opened the design competition for the new Frankston station.
Young Street will be transformed between Wells and Beach streets, creating safer and easier access for local residents and pedestrians to Frankston station.
Seymour Whyte Group is a leading ASX-listed infrastructure, engineering and construction company, delivering major transport projects across the country.
A new bus interchange will also be built as part of the Young Street improvements, with better seating, shelters, wider footpaths, new trees and new traffic signals.
The Young Street works and rebuilt station are the heart of the Labor Government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Upgrade. The Young Street Improvement project will be complete by May 2017.
The station design competition for Australian architects and urban designers will be run in two stages, with stage one asking entrants to show how the station and surrounds might support a people-filled, vibrant urban centre.
Five finalists from stage one will be selected by a jury chaired by Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner, to proceed to stage two and produce a more detailed design concept for a new station.
The winner will become Project Architect for the Frankston station reconstruction, with building expected to start in late 2017/early 2018.
The first stage of the design competition closes on 18 November. To have your say on the new station, or find out more visit http://go.vic.gov.au/WVJRjz.
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke MP:
“The revitalisation of Young Street is the next step in transforming the heart of Frankston — that’s what our station precinct upgrade is all about.”
“These works will breathe new life into Young Street, and make it easier for people to get around and enjoy the precinct.”
“The new station should capture the very best of Frankston, which is why we’re asking local residents to help us and have their say on what it should look like.”