Addressing an area extending between Mordialloc Station and Port Phillip Bay, this project involved development of a concept for the Rail to Bay link.
Incremental development over the years had left the prominent Mordialloc Station forecourt without a clear identity. Urban Initiatives worked closely with the City of Kingston, VicTrack, VicRoads and the local traders’ association to produce an improved streetscape which reflected the station’s history, community need and context.
Preliminary strategies involved the identification and preservation of elements of historical significance, along with an investigation into how these distinctive elements might contribute to the functional layout of the station forecourt while providing aesthetic improvements which drew inspiration from the location. Rationalising of circulation and pedestrian access, wayfinding and traffic flow were all considerations, with the forecourt design developed as a pedestrian-priority shared zone.
The view to the heritage station building façade was opened up and the forecourt area conceived as a community activated space. Amenity was greatly improved through the installation of coastal trees and street furniture sympathetic to the materiality of the station and broader urban context.
A second phase of the project integrated these works with the adjacent streetscape, establishing a clear link between the station and Mordialloc Beach for visitors and the local community.
City of Kingston