The redevelopment of the Jewell Station precinct in Brunswick is underway.
The project will transform transport land around the station to create a vibrant local hub.
Diversions for cyclists and pedestrians
Cyclists should continue to follow the shared user path diversion via the western side of the station precinct along Watson Street.
The diversion will be in place until further notice. Cyclists should take extra care when crossing the railway line.
Pedestrians wanting to access platform 1 from Union Street must take a short detour to access the station entrance.
For more information on pedestrian and cyclist diversions, please see the disruptions poster.
The upgraded southern end of the Upfield shared user path is open. Pedestrians can use the path to access the station entrance on Wilson Avenue from the south.
As works continue, everyone passing through the precinct should take extra care and follow all signs in place.
About the project
When works are complete, the Jewell Station precinct will have improved facilities for commuters and the community, with new retail and areas to relax and socialise.
The project includes:
- building new bike parking facilities
- upgrading the Upfield shared user path within the precinct
- restoring the heritage station building to make it the centrepiece of the revamped station forecourt
- building new ramps and stairs to improve access to the station.
The community will also be able to enjoy a garden area, and artistic and cultural spaces within the station precinct.
The public realm works will deliver benefits for cyclists including upgrades to the shared user path through the precinct and increased bike parking. Commuter car parking has also been removed, which will make travelling through the precinct safer for both cyclists and pedestrians.
The whole project is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
The improvements to the station precinct are being funded by VicTrack with part-proceeds from a development being delivered by Neometro.
The two eight storey mixed-use buildings will contain ground floor retail and 121 one, two and three bedroom apartments.
For more information please see the Neometro website.