Residents, traders, community members and commuters are encouraged to share their views about VicTrack’s plans for the redevelopment of Hampton Station, which will revitalise the transport precinct and provide a much needed increase in commuter car parking.
VicTrack and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are working with development partner epc.Pacific to progress the transformation of state land adjacent to the rail corridor, to deliver a mixed-use development and much improved commuter facilities.
As part of the redevelopment, a proposed redistribution of commuter car parking will increase the current number of spaces on the inbound south west side of the station, as well as provide a minimum of 25 additional spaces overall.
The planned new development will include apartments and complementary retail, as well as social housing to replace existing public housing units making way for the development.
Development proceeds would fund a new station forecourt and bus interchange, increased bike storage facilities, upgrades to shared paths, a range of station improvements and additional commuter car parking.
The community has the opportunity to provide their feedback on the design plans for the precinct, prior to them being submitted to Bayside City Council for approval.
Drop in sessions are being held on:
Date: Thursday 10 November
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Where: Sebastian’s Food & Wine, 303 Hampton Street, Hampton
Date: Saturday 12 November
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am
Where: Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis Street, Hampton
People can also provide feedback online from Thursday 3 November by visiting www.hamptonstationprecinct.engagementhq.com
Once community engagement is complete, VicTrack, DHHS and epc.Pacific will take on board the feedback received when making their planning application to Bayside City Council. The community will have a further opportunity to provide feedback through the statutory planning process.
Quotes attributable to Jim Dolkas, Acting General Manager Property Group, VicTrack
“The planned development at Hampton Station will rejuvenate the precinct, provide commuters and residents with new retail, and attract more people to the area to increase feelings of safety.”
“It will hugely benefit station users by increasing commuter car parking, improving station facilities, providing new bike storage, creating a new bus interchange, and allowing people to access public transport more easily.”
“I encourage Hampton residents and traders to come along to the information sessions or provide their feedback online about the final designs for the precinct.”
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