City of Wodonga


Junction Place

In February, 2012, Victorian Minister for Planning Matthew Guy announced that the State Government’s urban renewal authority Places Victoria would lead the development of Wodonga’s former railway station site to be known as ‘Junction Place’.

The planning framework for the project was formally gazetted on February 9, 2012 and outlines the mixed use for former rail land in Wodonga's CBD known as the Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ).

Junction Place will be an exciting urban renewal project set to breathe new life into the former railway station site.

During the next 10 to 15 years, the 10-hectare site will be transformed site by site into a vibrant residential, retail and commercial precinct, buzzing with activity during the day and providing entertainment and eateries after dark.

Junction Place is now home to a pop-up café precinct, the urban square (recently named Junction Square) and a restaurant.

On March 17, 2012, the local community for the first time in years had the chance to reclaim this important piece of community space with the debut of the Junction Place Pop-Up Station Cinema, run by Places Victoria, in partnership with Wodonga Apex and Wodonga Council.

The 2012 program was successful and featured popular family movies and local entertainers.

An Expression of Interest process was launched in April 2015, calling for submissions from developers and investors for all or part of the land within precincts 1, 3 and 4 at Junction Place

The Junction Place land parcels in the EOI include:

  • Parcel 1.1 (6331m2);
  • Parcel 3.2A (5281m2);
  • Goods Shed Parcel 3.2b (1134m2); and
  • Parcel 3.1 (5301m2).

A $2 million Victorian Government grant was used to retain and restore the historic Good Shed and former railway station buildings.

Retention, restoration and re-use of these important buildings will create a central hub around which adjacent land parcels may be developed over time.

The investment also secured desired heritage outcomes not only for the buildings but the protection of land around them to attract investment opportunities.

Once complete, Junction Place will provide the potential for more than $350 million of additional economic activity and more than 1300 jobs.

Council priorities related to the project:

  • Linking with the existing CBD area and especially the retail sector;
  • Linking with the council’s update of the Wodonga Central Business Area (CBA) Development Framework, which looks at a holistic approach for the whole area;
  • High St declassification and moving to single lane traffic and angle parking;
  • Gaining funding to meet both the infrastructure and development costs; and
  • Extension of Smythe St from Elgin Blvd to unused railway land to South St.

An artist's impression of Junction Place.

Last updated: 27-08-2015

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