Residents are invited to have their say on the proposed new train station in the future town centre of Toolern.

The new Toolern train station – between Rockbank and Melton, near the intersection of Ferris Road in Melton South and the Ballarat-Melbourne rail line – will be part of the state government’s $518 million Ballarat line upgrade.

Locals can have their say on the station layout and project planning by completing a short survey at ballaratlineupgrade.vic.gov.au by 5pm, Friday, December 1.

Project director Mark Havryluk said community feedback would be included in the final look of the station.

“We want locals to have their say on design of the new station at Toolern,” Mr Havryluk said.

“Toolern’s population is set to grow and we’re building a station as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade so people moving to the area can get where they need to go.”

The new station will include:

• Two platforms connected by an accessible pedestrian link;

• Sealed carparking;

• Drop-off zones, taxi spaces and secure bicycle facilities;

• Bus interchange and shelters;

• Security (CCTV) and lighting; and

• Station facilities.

The Ballarat line upgrade will duplicate 18 kilometres of track between Deer Park West and Melton, paving the way for future electrification to Melton.

Construction on the project started in October, and is expected to be completed by late 2019.