Neometro has revealed its vision for the revitalisation of the
Jewell Station precinct in Brunswick, unveiling an initial masterplan that aims to transform the under-utilised area into a new urban village, comprising housing and a number of socially-led initiatives.
The Jewell Station Precinct forms part of VicTrack’s Station Precinct Enhancement which unlocks and releases to the private sector under-utilised railway land.
According to the property group, the proposed plan of the precinct depicts a modern community that encourages healthy, active and connected living through an integrated mix of social enterprise, creative-focused commercial space, smart housing and flexible parkland.
Neometro director James Tutton said the intention was to create a benchmark urban renewal project that would enhance the vibrancy of Brunswick.
“Success for us is defined by the delivery of social, community and financial outcomes. Jewell Station is the perfect canvas for this approach," he said.
"The transformation of this precinct will give locals and the wider community a beautiful, safe, creative and active space to play and live in.
“We are seeking further community feedback on the plans, specifically on the services people will use the most, such as the open parkland and community spaces. This will assist us in creating a community asset that becomes part of the cultural fabric of Brunswick.”
The proposed designs and masterplan for the Jewell Station precinct are based on prior feedback received in 2012, which uncovered a demand for a greater level of comfort, safety and amenity in the area.