Victoria’s minister for public transport Jacinta Allan has named epc.Pacific as developer for the transformation of the Hampton Station precinct in Melbourne’s south east.
Allan said epc.Pacific will be tasked with making better use of the land around Hampton Station, making it safer, more attractive and more accessible for commuters and the local community.
“This project will make the Hampton Station area safet and easier to get to, with shops, housing and public spaces on the doorstep of public transport,” Allan said.
Part of the proceeds from the development will go towards transport improvements, which could include station upgrades, the creation of a station forecourt and public plaza, an improved bus interchange and a new commuter car parking facility, the minister added.
In collaboration with the local council, VicTrack last year spoke to local residents and commuters about “their vision for the future” of the station and its surrounding area.
The community was keen to have the station better integrated with surrounding shops and housing, and also expressed a desire for a safer precinct around the station.
Community consultation will continue later this year.
“This project is good for commuters and the local community,” minister for housing Martin Foley said.
“The government will work closely with tenants throughout the project to ensure their voices are heard, and any disruption during construction is kept to a minimum.”
Hampton is on Melbourne’s Sandringham line.