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Donnybrook and Wallan Station Upgrade

We’re providing much-needed station improvements to support the growing communities of Donnybrook and Wallan.

What will happen?

We’re making improvements to Donnybrook Station, including:

  • adding 150 new car parking spaces
  • new platform shelters
  • two new bus bays, including shelters
  • improved pedestrian, car and bus access
  • improved security with CCTV on platforms and in car parks
  • Springs Road will also be upgraded to improve access for cars and buses.

The Wallan Station upgrade includes:

  • adding toilets in the waiting room
  • additional bus bays, including shelters
  • new platform shelters
  • additional bicycle parking.

The city-bound platforms at each station will be extended to accommodate five-carriage loco-hauled trains and six-carriage VLocity trains.

What are the benefits?

The improvements at Donnybrook and Wallan stations will focus on improving accessibility, comfort and safety for passengers.

The car park at Donnybrook Station will be upgraded to more than double the number of car parking spaces, with approximately 150 spaces to be added as part of the upgrade.

It will also include new passenger shelters and two new bus bays. Springs Road will be modified to improve car and bus access.

There will be a boost in security at the station, with new CCTV and lighting on platforms and in the car park.

The upgrade to Wallan Station will include new bathrooms, new shelters on the platform and in the bus bay, additional bus bays and bicycle facilities.

The city-bound platforms at each station will be extended to accommodate five-carriage loco-haled and six-carriage VLocity trains and make it quicker for passengers to get on and off, reducing the amount of time trains will need to stop at the station.

These upgrades will service the growing communities of Donnybrook and Wallan for years to come.

Who is responsible?

The delivery of the Donnybrook and Wallan station upgrades is being overseen by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment C229

An amendment to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme is proposed to expand the existing Donnybrook Station car park to provide 150 new car parking spaces and two new bus bays. Works will include modifying nearby Springs Road to improve car and bus access.

The draft Planning Scheme Amendment was available for public comment from Tuesday 16 October to Friday 16 November 2018.

A summary of any feedback received will be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of Rail Projects Victoria's request that the minister prepare, adopt and approve a Planning Scheme Amendment to enable the construction of the new Donnybrook Station carpark.

Have your say

In August we asked Donnybrook and Wallan passengers what mattered most to them as we upgrade their train stations.

We spoke to more than 700 members of the community and passengers at station pop-ups and drop-in information sessions, and received more than 100 responses to our online surveys.

We’ve also consulted with key stakeholders including councils, government agencies and community groups.

Read the consultation report (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Next steps

We've been engaging with the local community, stakeholders and passengers to better understand their needs and let them know about the work we are doing. Thank you to those who provided feedback via our survey or visited us at our pop up sessions.

Before construction can begin, we will undertake site investigations, including environmental assessments, traffic monitoring, soil and rock testing and locating underground services like phone and gas. We will also select a contractor to deliver the work.

Passengers may notice more activity near the rail line and in the station precinct as we gather information to finalise the design and planning process.

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