Public space and art coming to new station

An artist impression of the Bayswater train station's future Northern Plaza, from the view on Railway Parade. Picture: Supplied.
An artist impression of the Bayswater train station's future Northern Plaza, from the view on Railway Parade. Picture: Supplied.

A PLAN for public spaces and art around the new Bayswater train station will be completed in 2020.

Metronet is developing a public space and art plan that aims to strengthen and enliven the Bayswater town centre through community gatherings and events.

The plan will reflect the four themes of river town, local life, green and healthy, and work and toil.

Hundreds of Bayswater residents completed a survey, which closed last week.

Bayswater train station. Picture: Kristie Lim.

Early works on the station upgrade started in July, with major construction works to start early next year.

Tenancy opportunities in the station building will be explored once the contractor is on board.

Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said timelines for the plan’s rollout would vary.

“The Bayswater station public space and art plan is an opportunity for locals to have their say on what will be incorporated in the station public spaces created by the project,” he said.

“A playground, community performance space, climbing walls and youth plaza are among the potential community uses for the area.

“As of Wednesday, December 11, 292 responses to the survey had been received.

“This feedback will be considered in finalising the plan, which will be provided to the Alliance contractor and key stakeholders as a guide for the final design and plan for the area.”

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