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Toolern Station Update

Toolern Station Update


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 16 Feb 2018

During November 2017, the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) asked the community and a range of other stakeholders to provide feedback on preliminary plans for the proposed new Toolern (Cobblebank) train station to help guide the planning and design outcomes.    

Today, the MMRA released a report providing a summary of the feedback received as part of the community consultation process.

Top of the list were issues relating to traffic and transport, followed closely by safety.  The full report can be found here.  

The MMRA have restated that the station is still planned to be taking passengers from late next year, subject to planning approval, and will be located near Ferris Road - within walking distance of Ambervue.

To stay up to date with the latest information on the Toolern Station, please visit the MMRA website or Facebook page.

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Image Source: MMRA Community Feedback Report (linked)

 



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Construction Commenced at Ambervue!

Construction Commenced at Ambervue!


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 12 Feb 2018

We are delighted to announce that construction of Stage 1 at Ambervue has commenced and is on schedule to be titled in the 3rd quarter of this year.  Preliminary earthworks are progressing well with the cutting for Ambervue Drive and Coral St already evident.  Sewer works are scheduled to follow shortly.  Stay tuned for further progress reports.

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Bridge Road Realignment Commenced

Bridge Road Realignment Commenced


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 05 Feb 2018

 

The western end of Bridge Road (near the wetlands) is closed to traffic as construction works commence on building the new bridge over Toolern Creek.  Vehicle detours are now in place.   Alternative vehicle access is available via Abey Rd, which provides a direct link to the Melton Train Station and the Melton Station Square shopping precinct.  Pedestrian access over the creek has been retained.  Bridge Rd is expected to be open for traffic in late 2018.

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Proposed New Basketball Stadium

Proposed New Basketball Stadium


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 12 Dec 2017

The Melton Star Weekly today reported on a proposal by the Melton Council to build a brand new five court basketball stadium within the Toolern precinct.  “Council will consider funding to commence the planning and design work for a new stadium as part of decisions to be made regarding the 2018-19 capital projects budget.”

The Toolern plans come after Basketball Victoria last week released its Victoria Facility Master Plan, which highlights facility development and expansion required for the future of basketball across Victoria.

The Melton Star Weekly article can be found here.

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Opportunity to have your say on the 'Cobblebank' Train Station

Opportunity to have your say on the 'Cobblebank' Train Station


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 27 Nov 2017

The closing date to have your say on Cobblebank's Train Station is fast approaching.  Please submit any comments on the Ballarat Line Upgrade Website by Fri 1st December.  The new Station fact sheet can be found here.

The State Government has committed to build the brand new train station at Cobblebank with the aim of taking passengers by late 2019.

The new station will be located near Ferris Road - within walking distance of Ambervue - and includes car parking, a bus interchange and bike storage. 

You can read the full government release here and stay up to date with the latest progress by visiting the project website or the project facebook page

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Cobblebank Town Centre - Information Session

Cobblebank Town Centre - Information Session


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 12 Nov 2017

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 identifies the future Toolern Metropolitan Activity Centre as one of 'state significance'

As a future or prospective resident of Ambervue, I would like to extend an invite from our local Council to come along and find out more about Melton's largest future town centre.

Council is holding a Drop-In-Session to provide information to the community.  A visit is highly recommended.

When: Tuesday 21st November

Time: Anytime between 5pm to 8pm

Where: Western BACE (222 Ferris Road, Cobblebank)

More information is available on the Cobblebank Town Centre Facebook page

BACKGROUND

Melton City Council is developing the Toolern Metropolitan Activity Centre and Employment and Mixed Use Urban Design Framework. An urban design framework is a detailed planning and design document that will guide the future development of the town centre.

Located in Cobblebank, this town centre will serve the region as the main hub for shopping, services, food and entertainment and will be similar to Sunshine and Broadmeadows town centres.  

Right next door will be a future employment area featuring office spaces, warehousing, big box retail and light industry.

Melton City Council recently commenced work in August, 2017 on the Toolern Employment and Mixed Use Urban Design Framework (UDF) and the revision of the adopted Toolern Town Centre UDF (2012).  

The Toolern Town Centre UDF is an existing document that was developed by the Victorian Planning Authority (formerly known as the Growth areas Authority) in consultation with Melton City Council. 

The existing adopted Toolern Town Centre UDF is required to be updated due to Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050 (metropolitan planning strategy) upgrading the centre from a major activity centre to a metropolitan activity centre.

Further information and background documents can be found on the Melton Council website.  Council is seeking comments on the draft Background Report, with the closing date for submissions Wednesday 13 December, 2017.

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'Cobblebank' TRAIN STATION is Coming!

'Cobblebank' TRAIN STATION is Coming!


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 03 Nov 2017

The State Government has today confirmed plans to build a brand new train station at Cobblebank with the aim of taking passengers by late 2019.

The new station will be located near Ferris Road - within walking distance of Ambervue - and includes car parking, a bus interchange and bike storage. 

Locals will get an opportunity to have their say on the station’s concept designs in the comings weeks.

You can read the full government release here and stay up to date with the latest progress by visiting the project website or the project facebook page

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Proposed HOSPITAL for Cobblebank one step closer.

Proposed HOSPITAL for Cobblebank one step closer.


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 29 Aug 2017

Today's edition of the Melton Star Weekly has reported on the status of a proposed hospital for 'Cobblebank'. From the article:

"Melton Council has secured $300 million from investors to build a 150 bed private hospital - but it's dependent on the state government coming through with funds for the public hospital"

'The Council's chief executive Kelvin Tori told the meeting that a 10 hectare site off Ferris Road has been identified.  The land is within the council's planned Toolern 'health precinct' - but is only partly council-owned"

"Melton Council is now waiting on the state government to release a white paper on the future of hospitals in Victoria"

Stay tuned for further updates.  You can read the full article here.  Click here for the full edition of the Melton Star weekly.

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Ambervue officially now part of Cobblebank

Ambervue officially now part of Cobblebank


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 23 Aug 2017

The new suburb of Cobblebank, along with 10 other new suburbs, officially came into effect today.  Ambervue, (and the planned Major Activity Centre) are both located within Cobblebank

The new suburbs have been established across the growth corridor between the Melton township and Caroline Springs in areas including Plumpton, Rockbank and Truganina. Smaller changes will also take in long-established localities such as Melton South and Melton West, effectively changing the address of over 5,000 homes and businesses.

The changes are needed to ensure that population growth doesn’t push suburb densities beyond 20,000 residents, and to ensure that neighbourhoods and geographic characteristics are recognised as being unique.

Please visit Melton Council's website for further information. 

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