Coburg and Moreland station designs finalised
06 Jul 2020
Since we released concept designs for the new Coburg and Moreland stations in June 2019, our design team has been working with key stakeholders including Heritage Victoria, VicRoads, Metro Trains Melbourne and Moreland City Council to refine the designs.
Understanding how the community move around these areas was an important consideration that has influenced the design. The modern stations and precincts will provide safer, more attractive spaces Coburg and Brunswick locals can call their own.
The final station designs include:
- New signage at Coburg Station
- Updated facades at Coburg Station
- Heritage rails at Coburg Station
- Updated facades at Moreland Station
- Feature lighting at Moreland Station.
Over two rounds of community engagement held in May and September 2019, we received valuable community feedback for the station precincts and new open space.
The community told us that separated walking and cycling paths the whole way between Moreland Road and Bell Street was important.
The community told us they want playgrounds to feature natural materials and be suitable for for all ages and abilities. Having accessible community areas with vegetation and trees, and safety in design were also top priorities.
Our designers have incorporated these ideas into the open space and precinct designs which now include:
- Separated cycling and walking paths the whole way, including through Coburg and Moreland station precincts
- Priority crossings for cyclists and pedestrians at Reynard Street
- Natural materials for all ages and abilities in the nature-based Moreland playground design
- Clearer sight lines with more lighting for people using and accessing the open spaces, increasing safety through environmental design
- Public seating in both station precincts for people to sit and relax
- New flexible community spaces for small events with seating, drinking fountains and rubbish bins
- Local Wurundjeri identity reflected throughout the open space design.
Major construction to build the new rail bridge will take just three and a half months and begin on Tuesday 28 July. The new open space will be ready for locals to enjoy in mid 2021.
Check out the finalised Coburg and Moreland station designs and updated landscaping designs below.