Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Social and economic development
Development Victoria initiated a revitalisation project of Flinders Street Station, with an investment of $100 million by the Victorian Government to make the station more functional for passengers.
This was the first major refurbishment works here since the 1980s.
In mid-February 2015 Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced that funds will be provided for urgent refurbishment works to station platforms, entrances, toilets, and information displays.
Without these refurbishment works, parts of the station would become unsafe, and eventually unsalvageable.
An additional business case is being developed for the repair of the old ballroom and other derelict parts of the building, with a view to bringing in new tenants and creating an exciting commercial precinct.
4,000,000 bricks cleaned, repaired and repointed
4 glass dials replaced on clock tower
600 windows inspected
- Repairing and restoring the facade and roof
- Making the building structurally sound
- Making the building watertight
- Conserving and stabilising the building structure
- Restoring the heritage clock tower and heritage elements
- Repainting the building, consistent with heritage requirements
- Improving access to the station precinct and between platforms to address growing pedestrian congestion issues
- Installing next-generation Myki equipment
- Upgrading lighting and the addition of new passenger information displays
- Rebuilding toilet facilities
- Revamping ticket offices at the Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street entrances
- Installing a giant timetable board facing Federation Square and the tram interchange
Flinders Street Station is one of Melbourne’s most recognisable landmarks and has always played an important part in the city’s history.
Located on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, the station serves the entire metropolitan rail network.