A new market hall, residential homes, offices, shops and services, including a cinema and hotel, are planned to be built at Junction Place over the coming years as the revitalisation of central Wodonga continues.
Places Victoria has signed a development agreement with local developer Central Place Pty Ltd for the remaining land between High and Smythe streets at Junction Place, with development to occur over the next 12 years.
Junction Place is the creation of a new part of central Wodonga. Visioned to be a new “heart” in central Wodonga, the former Wodonga Rail Station delivers quality public spaces along with a mix of uses including retail, entertainment, commercial and residential developments.
The Central Place Pty Ltd development proposal includes a mix of retail and residential homes fronting South and Smythe streets, a cinema complex and conference centre on the corner of Smythe Street and Elgin Boulevard, offices on High Street, and hotel accommodation and a retail complex on Elgin Boulevard.
New parks, additional car parking and key road connections are also planned, as well as a European-style market hall north of the historic Goods Shed.
Central Place Pty Ltd will complete the development in stages, with the first stage planned to include the construction of a new road from Smythe Street through the centre of the site and a central car park servicing the Goods Shed and Station Building. This new car park will allow the planned construction of Richardson Park on Elgin Boulevard.
Central Place Pty Ltd will work with Places Victoria over the coming months on refining the master plan for the balance of the Junction Place site before submitting a planning permit application to the City of Wodonga.
The proposed development is in line with the vision for Junction Place, which was informed by feedback from the community.
Central Place Pty Ltd is expected to begin construction at Junction Place in late 2016, subject to planning approval.