Frankston’s future is bright

Frankston City’s population is growing, but our infrastructure isn’t keeping up. Working with the local community, Frankston City Council has costed and developed the following projects to meet the needs of our growing region.

From new and improved sports precincts at Jubilee and Centenary Parks to electrification of the Stony Point line from Frankston, these projects will create generational change in our community for years to come.

Learn more about these projects and join the campaigns

Electrification of the Stony Point rail line from Frankston to Hastings

Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council support the vital electrification of the existing Stony Point rail line from Frankston to Hastings

The electrification of the Stony Point line, including relocation of Leawarra Station within Frankston’s Health and Education Precinct, a new Langwarrin Station and station upgrades along the line with park and ride facilities will:

  • Significantly increase commuter car parking along the line, reducing congestion at Frankston, Kananook and Seaford Stations
  • Deliver metro services within reach of an additional 30,000 residents from Frankston to Langwarrin alone
  • Provide increased frequency of metro services for residents and visitors from the Mornington Peninsula to Melbourne CBD 

Key Ask

Both Councils are asking Federal and Victorian Governments to support building this vital public transport infrastructure as a priority.

A business case is currently being undertaken by the Victorian Government and is expected to be released in September 2019.

Regional tennis and gymnastics centre at Centenary Park

The Frankston Hospital expansion requires land currently occupied by the Frankston Tennis Club.

This means the Club’s rich 150 year history and over 300 participants face potential closure if they don’t find a new home.

Council has developed plans for a new regional facility at Centenary Park, combining tennis and gymnastics featuring:

  • 16 hard tennis courts including four that meet International Tennis Federation standards
  • Four hot shot courts for junior tennis development
  • 1,500sqm gymnastics hall and training pit
  • Spectator viewing for tennis and gymnastics

Key Ask

Council has committed $11 million to commence works. We are asking for equal contributions of $8.05 million from Federal and Victorian Governments.

Following the state and federal elections, Council is working with stakeholders on interim options to relocate Frankston Tennis Club as a priority.

Expanded Jubilee Park Indoor Stadium

Netball and basketball are so popular in Frankston City that Jubilee Park Indoor Stadium is at capacity and needs room to grow.

Council has developed plans for a new indoor stadium catering to basketball, netball, cricket and football, ready to host major events and welcome more players.

An expanded regional indoor facility at Jubilee Park will feature:

  • Six multipurpose indoor courts
  • 1,000 seat show court
  • Elite training facilities for multiple sports
  • State-of-the-art cafe, community meeting and function rooms

Key Ask

Council has committed $10.6 million to commence works. We are asking for equal contributions of $10 million from Federal and Victorian Governments.

Currently, there is a $5.4 million funding shortfall due to the Federal Government not meeting Council's funding ask. Council has requested meetings with the Federal Government and will continue working on options moving forward to progress the expansion as a priority.

Continued revitalisation of Frankston's city centre

Further city centre revitalisation is needed to create new job opportunities, greater accessibility to government, health and education services and to boost the local economy resulting in future private sector investments such as five star hotels and city centre housing.

There are a number of projects that will further revitalise Frankston’s city centre, including:

  • Rail electrification from Frankston to Hastings
  • Car parking solutions (including the rail electrification)
  • Smart City initiatives such as intelligent bins and smart parking apps
  • Creation of a health, education and research precinct
  • City centre renewal, including aligning government services in a central location (catalyst development)

Key Ask

We’re asking for Federal and Victorian Governments to partner with Council on these projects, including completing a business case for a catalyst development.

Marine Safety

Outcomes of the community consultation for a proposed Safe Boat Refuge and Coast Guard Facility at Olivers Hill was presented to Council at the 1 April 2019 Ordinary Meeting.

Councillors made the following decision:

That Council:

  • Notes the outcome of the community consultation for the proposed Coast Guard Facility and Boat Refuge at Olivers Hill;
  • Supports Council Officers to continue to investigate the feasibility of alternate options such as at the mouth of Kananook Creek, Frankston Pier, and potential alternative designs for Olivers Hill; and
  • Notes that a further report will be brought back to Council outlining the initial assessment on alternate options at October 2019 Ordinary Meeting.

 In accordance with this decision, the project team is currently working alongside relevant consultants and stakeholders in assessing alternate options. The findings from this investigation will be reported to the 17 October 2019 Ordinary Meeting.

 

South East Melbourne City Deal

A priority projects of Council and South East Melbourne group of Councils (SEM) is the ongoing revitalisation of Frankston’s city centre, which will create job opportunities, greater accessibility to government, health and education services, boost the local economy and result in future private sector investment such as five star hotels and city centre housing.

Delivering a South East Melbourne City Deal will further enhance Frankston City as the Lifestyle Capital of Victoria within the fastest growing region of Victoria.

Continued revitalisation of Frankston’s city centre will include the below projects:

  • Electrification of the Stony Point line from Frankston
  • Commuter car parking
  • Catalyst development
  • Smart City initiatives

Key ask

Council is asking for Victorian and Federal Governments to partner with us on projects that will continue to transform Frankston City into the perfect place to live, learn, work, invest and enjoy.

Page last updated: 21 August 2019

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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