Plans for new station at Southland revealed
Preliminary designs for the new station at Southland have been released.
Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport, Shaun Leane, joined local Labor MPs Nick Staikos and Tim Richardson at Southland Station today to view the plans and discuss the new and improved station.
The new station will be modern, safe and accessible, with an entrance via Southland shopping centre, plus ramps and a pedestrian underpass to link the two side platforms.
The new station’s design also takes into account nearby residents. Privacy screening has been included and station lighting and public announcement systems will point away from residential areas.
Preliminary designs and artist impressions will form the basis of community consultation, with PTV holding community information sessions later this month to give locals a chance to view the proposed design of the new station, talk to the project team and provide their feedback. The sessions will be held on:
Thursday 19 March 2015
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Cheltenham Community Centre Auditorium
8 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham
Saturday 21 March 2015
9:00am to 2:00pm
Level 2, near Terry White
1239 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham
The feedback period will be open until 1 May 2015 and all comments received will be considered when the design of the new station is finalised in mid-2015.
Major construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2015, with the new station to open in 2017. Further information about the information sessions and copies of the design are available online at ptv.vic.gov.au/southland.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport, Shaun Leane
“The Andrews Labor Government will build a modern, safe and accessible station at Southland, with toilets for commuters.”
“We’re getting on with it, building Melbourne Metro Rail and removing 50 of our most dangerous and congested level crossings.
Quote attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos
“I encourage Bentleigh residents to get along to the information sessions and have their say about the design of the new station.”