New artwork set to make a splash

A new artwork paying homage to Cranbourne wetlands will provide a vibrant entryway to the new Merinda Park Station.

The artwork, by Australian artist Catherine Woo, will adorn the ceilings of the station entrances with rippling patterns that reflect the area’s ecological history.

Rings will ripple out from the station’s entrance columns to create the impression of glistening water on the surface of the wetlands.

The artwork has been designed to respond to the movement and changing viewpoint of pedestrians and rail passengers who use the new station and will be installed later this year.

Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards is looking forward to seeing the installation completed.

“We’re now installing this new artwork at the station, which will not only create a vibrant new entrance, but also be enjoyed by our community for generations to come,” Ms Richards said.

Finishing touches have been taking place around the new Merinda Park Station since it’s opening in February this year, with work underway to complete a new 4.25-kilometre shared cycling and pedestrian path, connecting Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne stations.

The new Merinda Park Station was completed a year ahead of schedule, with a safer pedestrian underpass, two new platforms to accommodate high-capacity trains and improved accessibility via new stairs, ramps and lifts.

Eight kilometres of new, duplicated track between Dandenong and Cranbourne was also installed, with an additional 50 train services running weekly on the Cranbourne Line since February.

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing a total of 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.