The Shepparton CBD Strategy 2008 made a number of key recommendations regarding connectivity to surrounding activity center nodes such as the Maude Street Mall, Shepparton Tertiary Education Precinct (STEP) and the Shepparton Railway Station. One conclusion cited the need to have an in depth Masterplan for the Railway Precinct to better improve access to and from the site and the necessity for a pedestrian overpass to link the station platform to Hoskin Street.
The Shepparton Railway Precinct is located at the eastern edge of Shepparton Central Business District (CBD) which brings people into Shepparton and provides linkages to retail, commercial, health, education and recreational facilities within the city.
The Master Plan was jointly funded by Council, the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, V/Line and VicTrack.
The Role of the Master Plan
The Master Plan was prepared by Spiire Australia in May 2017 detailing the future upgrade of the railway precinct and how it can better function as a gateway to the CBD providing linkages to the retail, commercial, health, education and recreational facilities within the City.
The Master Plan assesses the current role and function of the Shepparton Railway Station, including the existing land uses and planning controls that apply to the land, access arrangements for pedestrians, cyclists, and other users, and connections to the CBD. The Master Plan also evaluates the future role and function of the Shepparton Railway Station and provides recommendations for its future development in the short, medium and long term.
The Master Plan has been informed by an extensive consultation program with the public and a variety of key stakeholders, including community groups, transport action groups, tourism bodies, and local and state government bodies.
The Master Plan was adopted by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 20 June 2017.
The Shepparton Railway Pedestrian Overpass
Council has undertaken detailed design works for the provision of a pedestrian overpass to connect the station platform to Hoskin Street. This pedestrian overpass will incorporate an elevator providing all-abilities access, taking account of existing infrastructure at the railway station and the proposed redevelopment envisaged in the Master Plan. Detailed drawings have been made available on our Pedestrian Overpass and Shared Pathway Linkages page, and formal submissions will be received for a period of six weeks commencing on 7 January 2019 and concluding on 18 February 2019.
Shepparton Station Waiting Area Upgrade
VicTrack is delivering the Road and Rail Minor Works Program, which will improve access to stations and transport assets, and enhance customer service experience across Victoria’s regional public transport network. Under this program, the Shepparton Station customer service and waiting area will be modernised to better support the growing number of people, train and coach services at the station.
For more information, contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 03 5832 9730.
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