Frankston Station Design Unveiled


The design of the new Frankston Station has been unveiled, as part of a $63 million transformation of the bayside suburb.

The announcement is the culmination of two years of detailed planning and consultation plus a national design competition.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke visited Genton Architecture whose design was chosen from nearly forty entries.

“The new station will be safer, more accessible and more user friendly. It will be a true gateway to the Peninsula, and a place the community can be proud of.”

“It’s part of our investment in a better Frankston, and our record investment in better public transport for Victoria," said Minister Allan.

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Genton Architecture artist impression.

The Frankston Revitalisation Board, chaired by Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke MP and comprising senior local leaders from key partners, will oversee the implementation of the redevelopment, including:

  • Rebuilding Frankston station, consolidating the buses on Young Street and upgrading the subway
  • Improving Young Street by creating a high quality pedestrian streetscape
  • Providing better pedestrian connections with key destinations
  • Creating new public plazas.

Genton Architecture artist impression.

Genton Architecture artist impression.

Construction of the new station will begin later this year, with work to improve Young Street already well underway.

That work will deliver a new bus interchange, wider footpaths, fresh landscaping, and road improvements to reduce congestion.

Rebuilding Frankston station is the centrepiece project of the Victorian Government’s $63 million investment in the redevelopment of the Frankston station precinct, which includes major improvements to Young Street between Wells and Beach streets.
Frankston Station Design Competition
The competition for Australian registered architects to create their vision for the new Frankston railway station attracted 39 entries. Five entries were shortlisted by the jury to proceed to Stage 2 of the competition and the jury met in early March to select the winner.

Genton Architecture's design for the new Frankston station was chosen by the competition jury as the unanimous winner among five finalists.

Genton Architecture will work with the Victorian Government to further develop their design, with construction starting in late 2017.

The jury for the Frankston Station Design Competition was:

  • Chair, Victorian Government Architect - Jill Garner, Vic
  • Architect, Adjunct Professor - Peter Elliott AM, Vic
  • Urban Designer - Felicity Stewart, NSW
  • CEO Frankston City Council - Dennis Hovenden, Vic
  • State Member for Frankston - Paul Edbrooke
  • Director DEDJTR - Geoff Oulton, Vic.
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