Concerns raised over overpass project

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CONTROVERSIAL CONCEPT… An aerial view of the initial concept design for the new Shepparton Railway Station Pedestrian Overpass. Image: Supplied.
CONTROVERSIAL CONCEPT… An aerial view of the initial concept design for the new Shepparton Railway Station Pedestrian Overpass. Image: Supplied.

IN December, overpass plans for the Shepparton Rail Station were released for public consulting, with many in the community concerned of adverse reactions.

The $18M project’s concept design features brightly coloured cladding that wraps around the bridge, the stairs, and the lift cores, suggesting the movement of fruit along a conveyor belt. This holistic design provides a dynamic visual effect which changes according to the viewing angle, while maintaining signal sightlines.

As part of the project, the construction of shared pathway links would be constructed, coming to an estimated cost of $4,748,300, which is expected to be met, in part or full, by council.

The Adviser posted the design on Facebook asking the community for their thoughts and we were met with the following responses.

 

I don’t think so. If they go with this they need a new architect not everyone likes modern art.

Sandra Fowler

 

Matches the new courthouse and art museum. Hideous!!!

Becca Jane

 

Can it be under pass (why go over).

Aaron Taylor

 

Coz we’re living in the future! ☺️

Ashley Lahm

 

Agreed! Improved connectivity to other services with an additional access point on the other side of the station 👍

Nicole Dalle Nogare

 

You’re kidding me! Please COGS don’t get suck in to the IDIOTIC ideas of Daniel Andrews ……… just because of an accident that occurred during the Steve Bracks ALP government they now think that railway crossings are dangerous? They are only dangerous because vehicles/pedestrians don’t bother to give way.

Glenn Londey

 

That’s precisely why they’re dangerous! Because we live in a world of idiots who don’t have time to follow the rules. The rest of us have to engineer around them! I think it this instance though, an overpass is needed but I thought they were talking about relocating the station to the lake at one time and if you build and overpass, it should tie into allowing access to both sides of the railway for a second platform and services open up north of Shepp again.

Ashley Lahm

 

 

Build it and they will come, hopefully this means more train services.

Moose Mellington

 

It would be great to have a overpass again from the station for people to have quicker access to the town. Many years back there was an overpass from the station to Hoskin St. I don’t think there is a need for another monster building for the Railway Station……..

Barbara Dougherty

 

Why do we need an overpass??

Rosina Pungitore Murtagh

 

 

There was an overpass over line. They pulled it down.

Lyn Ford

 

Didn’t know this cheers.

Ashley Lahm

 

🤯🤮 What the heck is that!!!! Yuk.

Sarah Featherby

 

Yes please.

Damon Messina

 

Haha another eyesore for Shepparton.. Ratepayers were asked to have an input into the design? But they anonymously voted amongst themselves! The circus gets better!

Shepparton Silent No More

 

Wow it’s quite extra!! I like it! It looks like the Seymour station, and I like those steps to cross the tracks, I hope myki comes to Shepp.

Phoebe Lavis

 

The railway facilities are a disgrace at the moment the trains are old and not up to standard. They stop it every little town making it the slowest journey ever. The whole system is not good enough.

Gary Eckel

 

Why?

Karen Beckham

 

 

Georgia Cucinotta yes! Does this mean a second platform though 👀

Stefania Cucinotta

 

Needed this before SAM bring it on.

Dianne McMahon

 

What is this?

Emily Jayne Crout

 

Maybe blend it in the that big rusty looking court house.

Brendon Lone Lee Twyman

 

Haha what an eyesore! Fix the trains Stooges, we came back on the train from Melbourne last week, no first class, economy seats were disgusting shit all over them, and to top it off train broke down before we even moved! 20 min later off we head with a lot of clunking going on!

Bill Fisklis

 

Ugly! So long as there is a lift for accessibility, what ever the final design..

Kerry Cursons