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Key details

Location
Elgin Boulevard and Church Street, Wodonga

Policy objective
Urban renewal

Project partners
City of Wodonga
Regional Development Victoria

Junction Place is regional Australia’s largest urban renewal initiative, bringing new life to the former historic railway station and railyards in central Wodonga.

The project will double the size of Wodonga’s CBD, delivering quality community spaces, and a mix of retail, entertainment, commercial and residential developments.

The vision for Junction Place is to create a new heart in central Wodonga, while boosting economic growth through the delivery of a precinct that hosts entertainment, restaurants, cafes and public open spaces. 

Junction Place  is made up of five precincts: 

Precincts 1,3 and 4 comprise of already-delivered community open spaces, including the Promenade, Junction Square, Richardson Park and Sidings Park, the refurbished rail infrastructure housing restaurants, cafes and a brewery. Further development is for these precincts is earmarked to include retail, commercial, entertainment, residential and more open space. 

Located on Elgin Boulevard Precinct 2 is has been developed into a Woolworths full-line supermarket in collaboration with the City of Wodonga.

Precinct 5 is a 2.4-hectare site located on the corner of South and Smythe Street and is earmarked for future development. 

10ha project space

$250m+ private investment

5 precincts

Indigenous history

Albury Wodonga was previously known as Bungambrawatha, or homeland, by the Wiradjuri people, the name of the region was later changed to Albury in 1838. Wodonga, meaning bulrushes, retained its indigenous name.

The Murray River is central to life for those who call the Albury Wodonga region home. The Wiradjuri people were frequently joined by many other hunting groups who would travel hundreds of kilometres to gather together near the river. 

Today, meeting at Albury Wodonga remains an important tradition. 

Timeline

2008
  • North East Rail revitalisation project commenced
2011
  • New Wodonga train station opened 
2011–2014

  • Vision and master planning for Junction Place, planning scheme amendment, site remediation and refurbishment of heritage buildings 

2015–2016

  • Delivery of community open spaces: Junction Square and the Promenade 
  • Development Agreement signed for a $250 million mixed-used precinct

2017–2018

  • Delivery of early works 
  • Planning permit received for $70 million cinema and entertainment complex 

2018
  • Richardson Park officially opened
2019

  • Sidings Park (adjacent to the Good Shed) is completed, honouring the site’s rail history 

2020-2021
  • Revisions to the original master plan 
  • Council rejects revised master plan
2022

  • Development Victoria commences project review to consider  next steps for Junction Place development 

Who to contact about this project?

General information and media enquiries

Development Victoria
Customer service
Ph: 131 852
junction.place@development.vic.gov.au

Media
03 8317 3700
media@development.vic.gov.au

General information
City of Wodonga
Ph: 02 6022 9300 or after hours 02 6022 9300

104 Hovell Street, Wodonga, VIC 3690

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Updated on 14 February 2022