Elgin Boulevard and Church Street, Wodonga
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 delivering jobs and boosting economic growth through the delivery of a precinct that hosts entertainment, restaurants, cafes and public open spaces.
Community Reference Group
We have established a community reference group. The role of the group is to act as a conduit between project partners and the community to ensure transparency and communication with the community is maintained throughout the project.
To find out what’s next with the project, check out the next steps.
10ha project space
$250m+ private investment
Registration of Interest
Development Victoria recently invited interested parties to register their interest in being part of the future of Junction Place.
The registration of interest closed on Friday, 17 March.
Following the registration of interest process, we will be opening an expression of interest where bidders will be asked to to provide more information including
- development capability and capacity
- development experience
- alignment with precinct vision objectives
- financial ability to deliver the project
- which sites they are interested in developing
Progress to date
Following extensive community and stakeholder consultation, a Precinct Framework Plan was developed in 2012 to deliver a new heart for central Wodonga featuring retail, dining, residential, entertainment, public open space and commercial development.
To kick-start the project, we worked with the City of Wodonga to deliver early infrastructure and in 2015 and 2016, we made great progress on a range of community spaces at Junction Place, including the Promenade and Junction Square which the community continues to enjoy.
Junction Place projects delivered to date include:
- Restoration of the historic goods sheds and station buildings;
- Roads and infrastructure including upgrades to High Street, development of Aurora Way and the realignment of Elgin Boulevard
- Public spaces such as the Promenade, Junction Square, Richardson Park and Sidings Park;
- The Woolworths supermarket precinct;
In 2016, a Development Agreement was entered into with a private developer to deliver the next phase of Junction Place. As a result of Council and community feedback in 2021, this phase did not proceed and the developer is now no longer a project partner.
Development Victoria is now committed to working with key stakeholders, including Council, the community and industry, to deliver the next phase of Junction Place.
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.
- North East Rail revitalisation project commenced
- New Wodonga train station opened
- Vision and master planning for Junction Place, planning scheme amendment, site remediation and refurbishment of heritage buildings
- Delivery of community open spaces: Junction Square and the Promenade
- Development Agreement signed for a $250 million mixed-used precinct
- Delivery of early works
- Planning permit received for $70 million cinema and entertainment complex
- Richardson Park officially opened
- Sidings Park (adjacent to the Good Shed) is completed, honouring the site’s rail history
- Revisions to the original master plan
- Council rejects revised master plan
- Development Victoria commences project review to consider next steps for Junction Place development
- Community Reference Group established
- Registration of Interest for developers commences
Who to contact about this project?
General information and media enquiries
Development VictoriaCustomer service
Ph: 131 852
03 8317 3700
General informationCity of Wodonga
Ph: 02 6022 9300 or after hours 02 6022 9300
104 Hovell Street, Wodonga, VIC 3690
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Updated on 24 February 2023