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Carrum Station


Carrum Station’s design extends a coastal expression from the beachfront into the heart of Carrum and provides a distinctive marker for the precinct. The building forms draw upon the eroded coastal character of the beach, evoking the effects of wind and water on the dunal landscape.

The Frankston rail line traces ancient indigenous movement paths. There are numerous meaningful cultural sites located within the precinct and it was paramount within the design response to recognise and embed cultural and community connections. Traditional owners co-designed a range of spaces including the Karrum Karrum Bridge across Patterson River; the yarning circle; and the 12-metre-high ‘urban marker’ inspired by Bunurong cultural patterns including the wedge-tailed eagle, or Bunjil, spiritual creator of the bay.

The station’s material palette is natural, featuring concrete, steel, glass, stone, aluminium and timber, with warm colours and textures used as highlights. Airy, light-filled canopies reference beachside parasols and nautical ropes, platform furniture is bespoke and uncluttered and materials echo the coastal characteristic of the area. Careful balance is struck between the station materials chosen for longevity and robustness and softer, warmer materials that contribute to an inviting environment.

What's On

Join representatives from the design team at COX Architecture and WSP Partners on a guided tour where the vision and process for this award-winning precinct will be discussed.

Photos: Peter Clark

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 July
Tours run 12pm, 1.30pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 20 people.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible


Johnson Ave and Nepean Highway, Carrum 3197



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