Council is seeking to reinvigorate the public transport precinct in Oakleigh and has outlined its ideas in the Oakleigh Activity Centre Transport Interchange proposal that is now out for public comment (until Monday 8 October 2018).
The key themes of the proposal are to:
- Protect and reinforce the qualities and character of the village
- Encourage higher value use of the land around the station
- Enhance experience when using and arriving in Oakleigh by public transport
- Improve the pedestrian environment and connectivity to Oakleigh Station and bus interchange
The proposal frames an integrated vision for the station precinct based on four key aspects:
- Extended Activity - drawing of pedestrian activity to both sides of the station and extending Oakleigh’s vibrant retail precinct to the southern side of the railway line
- Station Forecourt – creation of a high quality, attractive arrival experience and safer pedestrian environment that connects the station with the bus interchange and surrounding Oakleigh Village
- Connected Pedestrian Network – extension of the streetscape character of the Village Centre towards the transport hub, while improving bus movements and removing barriers to walking and cycling
- Consolidated Parking – facilitation of integrated, mixed-use developments on the substantial car park site, while accommodating equivalent or increased commuter parking, will redress the sense of isolation and expansive asphalt areas around the transport hub and bring increased patronage for local shops and businesses, as well as activity levels on the streets.
Proposal: Oakleigh Activity Centre Transport Interchange Design (pdf, 68MB)
Report to Council Meeting 28 August 2018 (pdf, 177KB)
If you would like to talk to someone about this proposal, please contact Ralph Webster, Manager Architecture & Urban Design, on 9518 3598 or at Ralph.Webster@monash.vic.gov.au
Have Your Say
We would like to hear your comments until Monday 8 October 2018.