Upgrade South Yarra Station


South Yarra Station is struggling to serve over 13,000 commuters each day.

Inaction by successive Liberal and Labor governments has resulted in a congested single entrance, overcrowded trains and unsafe pedestrian crossings.

$2 million dollars have been committed to plan an upgrade to South Yarra station.

The plan is due to be completed next year and the government have stated they will work with residents, traders and the local council on options for a better station.

After extensive community support for an upgrade including over 1,300 signatures on my upgrade South Yarra station petition, this announcement is a welcome breakthrough.

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Upgrade South Yarra Station Survey

To ensure our community’s voice is heard, Sam initiated an Upgrade South Yarra station survey to determine what commuters’ highest priorities for an upgrade are.

The response was very encouraging, with 975 submissions received. Respondents’ top priorities for an upgrade to South Yarra station include: an interchange with Melbourne Metro; a northern entrance with a platform overpass; an expanded front foyer; maintaining heritage character; and a safe pedestrian crossing at Yarra Street.

The full results have been forwarded to the Minister for Public Transport.

Click here to download the Upgrade South Yarra Station Survey Results.

Click here to read the Minister for Public Transport's response to the survey.







Latest news and updates

Adjournment matter: South Yarra railway station

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and as this is the last sitting week before this year's budget is handed down in May, the action I am seeking from the minister is to finally fund an upgrade to South Yarra station in this year's budget. After over a decade of rapid population growth in the area and inaction from successive governments, with barely a cent being spent on the station — under the previous government there was a proposal to expand the front foyer that was rejected, and the previous government cut South Yarra station from the Metro rail project, which again has been continued by this government — we are making some progress. I have over 1300 signatures on my petition to upgrade South Yarra station and almost 1000 submissions to a commuter survey which show that commuter priorities are an interchange with Melbourne Metro, a second entrance with a platform overpass, an expanded front entrance, that the heritage character be maintained and a safer pedestrian crossing at Yarra Street.

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Question on Notice: Melbourne Metro tunnel construction

QUESTION ON NOTICE — Mr Hibbins to ask the Minister for Public Transport — 

With reference to awarding the contract for the construction of the Melbourne Metro tunnel and stations:

How have the Cross Yarra Partnership consortium demonstrated that their designs for the project do not preclude the provision of a future South Yarra station?

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Constituency question: South Yarra Station upgrade

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: what is the latest information on the plan to upgrade South Yarra station? Earlier this year commuters were pleased to see that finally $2 million was allocated to start planning for an upgrade to South Yarra station. This is after years of neglect, 1300 signatures on my 'Upgrade South Yarra station' petition and hundreds of submissions to my commuters survey. Residents are now keen to know what progress has been made and when community consultation will occur.

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South Yarra station upgrade announcement win for local commuters

Greens MP for Prahran Sam Hibbins MP has welcomed $2 Million for planning an upgrade to South Yarra station.

Upgrading South Yarra station is one of Sam’s key priorities as the state member for Prahran.

The announcement comes after an extensive campaign Sam has run to Upgrade South Yarra station including a petition which has gathered over 1,300 signatures and an Upgrade South Yarra station survey which with over 900 respondents.


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South Yarra Station: Invitation to the Minister

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (12 538) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that the minister go to South Yarra railway station in the morning peak and witness the congestion firsthand. The minister will be able to see the crowded single entrance on Toorak Road; the congested footpath, with bikes chained to the railing; the dangerous pedestrian crossing at Yarra Street; the chaos on Toorak Road, with trams so crowded commuters cannot board and people spilling onto the road; and of course the overcrowded peak-hour trains. The minister will be able to go to Yarra Lane to see the land set aside for a northern entrance and platform overpass. While she is there I am happy to furnish her with documents that I obtained through FOI that expose the complete lack of investment in one of Melbourne's busiest stations for well over a decade, including a plan considered but abandoned by the previous government to expand the front foyer area.

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