Designs

Noosa Junction Station

By Guymer Bailey Landscape

  • Noosa Junction Station

    Noosa Junction Station

  • Noosa Junction Station

    Noosa Junction Station

  • Noosa Junction Station

    Noosa Junction Station

About the project

Noosa Junction Station’s design applies a new model for public transport infrastructure design that moves beyond public transport infrastructure just providing a transportation function.
This isn't just a station, it's a community hub. A place where nature and the community come together to create a cool and inviting meeting place to compliment the character of the town. The design team approached this project as a 'green infrastructure' asset and a valuable community 'place'.

Much of the site’s existing landscape has been maintained, while new gardens include more than 6,700 plants of mainly endemic species. In addition, over 100 mature trees around the station provide shade and reduce the ambient temperature.

According to a feature published in Landscape Architecture Australia, the Noosa Junction Station ticks several boxes in a five-capitals perspective. ‘It enhances social capital; through multiple interaction spaces, human capital; through varied use of space for educational activities and artistic displays, financial capital; through attracting customers to local businesses and revitalizing the Noosa Junction commercial precinct, built capital; through sustainable construction techniques and materials, and environmental capital; through regeneration works and a net vegetation gain. Noosa Junction Station realises a vision of sustainable design, and is a healthy space for people, the region and the planet’ (Smith 2012, p. 66).