As announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today, Genton is proud to be leading the designs for Pakenham and East Pakenham Stations, delivered as part of a fast-tracked project to remove level crossings at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road in Pakenham.
“What was once a country town is now a vibrant, contemporary centre. These stations will act as a tremendous catalyst for opportunity in Pakenham, amplifying growth and thoughtfully contributing to current and future local communities,” says Genton Principal Jamie McCutcheon.
The modern stations will reflect the regional and metropolitan character of this surging growth area in a spacious, light-filled design featuring striking bronze canopies.
Creating safer and more direct links for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transport users, the contemporary station will rejuvenate Pakenham’s busy shopping precinct and town centre with the addition of a bus interchange, 450 car spaces, secure bike storage, and walking and cycling paths alongside the rail line.
Building a 2.5km rail bridge over these three roads will have a three-fold effect: paving the way for 7200 dwellings and an extra 1300 jobs with the creation of approximately six MCGs worth of open space; providing a station to service Melbourne’s newest suburb, East Pakenham; and resolving a major V/Line and Metro trains bottleneck, with turnback tracks at East Pakenham Station reducing congestion and improving service reliability for passengers.
We’re grateful to once again be collaborating with the North West Program Alliance, comprising the Level Crossings Removal Project, Metro Trains Melbourne, John Holland and KBR inc., as well as landscape architects Tract Consultants.
We are proud to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Country in which Pakenham and East Pakenham Station are located. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.