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Hurstville Station/Super Centre redevelopment

Postby Ken » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:40 pm

After a decade of inaction, work has finally started on the redevelopment of the Hurstville Super Centre, the shopping centre above Hurstville Station which incorporates the only access in and out of the station.

The new centre will be called Hurstville Central and will include a Coles Supermarket and specialty shops, as well as retaining access to the station from both sides of the railway line. Due for completion in the "second quarter of 2008".

Unfortunately the plans do not include rationalising the various bus stops on both sides of the station into a single interchange above the station as has been talked about previously.

It was reported last year in the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader newspaper that plans for including residential towers above the centre were knocked on the head by Railcorp due to their perceived risk of a train derailing and hitting one of the support columns.

Further info at http://www.hurstvillecentral.com.au/
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Postby hubert » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:56 pm

It may or may not be related, but is it the same developer as Chatswood Central? Or is "Central" such a synonomous name these days?
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Postby Simes » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:46 pm

I believe the new spot for an interchange is Woodville Lane - with another access point (other than the twin escalators) from Forest Rd...

Ken it's been more than a decade, more like 2 :lol:

going from the pics on the site - it looks like nothing really new, just a cosmetic tart up for a tired old building
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Postby Ken » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:09 pm

Simes wrote:I believe the new spot for an interchange is Woodville Lane - with another access point (other than the twin escalators) from Forest Rd...

The Woodville Lane 'interchange' will simply replace bus stops in Forest Rd and Cross St. It won't change anything for the bus stops on Ormonde Pde and Butler Rd on the eastern side of the station.

I recall the Leader article last year mentioning lift access to the station near the south-west corner of the Super Centre. Hurstville has accessible platforms (i.e. lifts are installed) but no accessible entry/exit to the station from the western side of the station where Westfield and the shopping area is located - long escalators or steep stairs are the only access on the western (Forest Rd) side of the station. The eastern side of the station is almost level with the station concourse and easily accessed by a slightly angled ramp.

Simes wrote:Ken it's been more than a decade, more like 2 :lol:

Yes, it has been let go for that long, but closer to a decade since Franklins and many of the other stores in the centre had closed.
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Postby Mother » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:06 pm

I could be forgiven for thinking that this development is all about the giant retail corporations, as has surely happened in Parramatta, where the actual transport interchange is a shambles and a hindrance to the movement of buses.

The location of bus stops at and around Hurstville station is totally unfriendly to the commuter who needs to make inter-modal connections. It is a disgrace that this new development is doing nothing to rectify this situation.
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Postby Simes » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:33 pm

There was an article in yesterdays Leader proclaiming that the redevelopment is kicking off - on the facing page another article about the council buying 3 properties on Forest Rd for extra access. Apparently the old post office (opposite the 499 terminus) will go to make way for level access for those who need it.
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Postby Glen » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:31 pm

So will the Woodville Lane interchange make things better or worse for buses and their passengers? (and if so how?)
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Postby Simes » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:08 pm

In so far as all the routes on the Western side will be in a smaller area, probably? Of course how it all works out?
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