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.
When works are complete, the area will have improved facilities for commuters and the community, with new retail and areas to relax and socialise.
The project includes:
- 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
- building new bike parking facilities
- upgrading the Upfield shared user path within the precinct
- removing car parking to improve safety
The community will also be able to enjoy a garden area, and artistic and cultural spaces within the station precinct.
Construction and shared user path diversion
Construction on the project is taking place in two phases.
The first phase is underway, and is expected to be complete in mid-2019.
For the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, and to enable the precinct upgrade works, the Upfield shared user path is diverted away from the construction site via Barkly Street, Black Street and Wilson Avenue.
Pedestrians should allow an extra five minutes to access the city-bound platform from Barkly Street, or walk via the western side of the station precinct.
Cyclists should also allow extra time to pass through the precinct.
Please follow the signs in place. For more information, please see the disruptions poster.
Further diversions to the path are expected during the second phase of the works.
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.