Additional Car Parks Proposed for Ferny Grove Station

A development application proposing to redevelop the existing commuter parking areas on the grounds of the Ferny Grove Station has been submitted to the Council. The proposal aims to increase the number of commuter car parks at the station to approximately 1,732.

The development application submitted by Honeycombes Property Group involves the development of a new parking station and apartment residential building as well as a new retail centre.

Ferny Grove Transit Oriented Development  (TOD)

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Honeycombes Property Group’s Transit Oriented Development in Ferny Grove Station envisions to provide a vibrant mixed-use precinct that maximises its connection with the Ferny Grove  Station. The TOD also anticipates promoting a variety of uses and employment opportunities within the Ferny Grove area.

Apart from increasing the commuter car parks, plans for the TOD include the development of the following:

  • 384 retail car parks and 85 residential car parks which include 10 residential visitor spaces;
  • a  64 -apartment  residential building  arranged in 1,2 and 3 bedroom formats;
  • a major shopping centre tenant of approximately 3,400  sqm;
  • a  mini-major of approximately 1,100 sqm, and 2,619 sqm of speciality retail;
  • a gymnasium, cinema  complex, and child care centre; and
  • 600 sqm of commercial  (medical centre).

According to the TOD plans, the project will be delivered across three stages so that ongoing operation of the rail, train station, and bus interchange will be allowed.

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Community Feedback

The local community isn’t supportive of the proposed TOD. In fact, Council already received several submissions opposing the said development.

Locals are concerned that the development will have a negative impact on the environment, traffic conditions, value of properties, as well as the privacy and safety of residents.

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Despite the developer’s goal of providing employment opportunities to local residents through the TOD, one submission cited that having a new retail precinct will also affect small local businesses.

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Council is still assessing the application.

For further information about the proposed TOD, you may check the Application Details for A005002931.