Advertisement
2 posts in this thread / 0 new
Last post

Boxhill Transport Hub

Peter Maltezos's picture
#1

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/booming-box-hill-in-desperate-need-of-...

Booming Box Hill in desperate need of new railway and bus station: council

January 11, 2016 - 10:04AM Clay Lucas

Whitehorse Council's Jeff Green says Box Hill station works as a shopping centre, but fails as a transport hub. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer

Once it was paddocks for grazing cows, and orchards dotted the area's rolling hills.

Today, it is Melbourne's fastest growing activity centre outside the CBD, with thousands of new apartments under construction and population growth of 26 per cent.

But Box Hill has a big problem, the local Whitehorse Council says: its dysfunctional and jam-packed railway station, and the clapped-out bus interchange above it.

Box Hill was the key place outside the city centre where growth and government investment would be concentrated, the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works decided in 1954.

If only board members could see it now: a frenzied pile-on by developers begun in recent years near the suburb's railway station has meant apartment towers proposed at previously unheard of heights – the latest is for 34 storeys.

And the council estimates at least $1.1 billion worth of construction money will pour into the area over the next four years.

 

Back to top
Aussie Steve's picture

What the City of Whitehorse should do is levy all the new developments within the Box Hill Activity Centre to fund the redevelopment of the station and other streetscape works.

Back to top

Development & Planning

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00
The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00
The marriage of old and new can be a difficult process, particularly when the existing structure has intrinsic heritage value. In previous times Fitzroy's 237 Napier Street served as the home of furniture manufacturer C.F. Rojo and Sons. Taking root during 1887, Christobel Rojo oversaw operations though over time the site would become home to furniture manufacturer Thonet.

Advertisement

Visual Melbourne

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 07:00
The former site of John Batman's home, Batman's Hill is entering the final stages of its redevelopment. Collins Square's final tower has begun its skyward ascent, as has Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Commercial and Residential precinct already. Melbourne Quarter's first stage is at construction and involves a new 12-storey home for consultancy firm Arup along with a skypark.

Transport & Design

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00
Infrastructure Victoria unveiled a new round of research into its larger programme of work dealing with managing transport demand. The authority contracted Arup and KPMG to produce the Melbourne Activity Based Model (MABM) and while it is new, it is considered fit for purpose in the strategic context.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
Cbus Property's office development for Medibank at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands recently became the first Australian existing property to receive a WELL Certification, Gold Shell and Core rating. The WELL rating goes beyond sustainable building features with a greater focus on the health and well-being of a building's occupants.