Over the next eight years the Level Crossing Removal Authority will oversee the removal of 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne.
The Victorian Government allocated $2.4 billion in its 2015-16 budget to remove at least 20 level crossings by 2018. These sites form the basis of a long-term strategic plan being developed to remove all 50 level crossings by 2022.
Construction has already commenced on several sites, and planning and early consultation is underway for the delivery of the entire project.
Removing the crossings will:
- deliver significant safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians
- improve travel around Melbourne – whether you're a train user, pedestrian, cyclist or driver
- get people home safer and faster
- make our roads more reliable, enabling people to better predict their travel times
- stimulate economic growth by creating thousands of jobs during construction
- revitalise local communities, with many areas benefiting from station rebuilds
- enable more trains to run more often and on time.
50 level crossings will be removed over eight years, with at least 20 to be completed by 2018.
Construction is already underway at several sites.
Early planning and engineering assessments are being undertaken for all the level crossing sites that we'll be removing.
We will work closely with communities to achieve a feasible solution that meets local needs. Designs for each level crossing site will be developed and progressively released for community consultation.
View the progress of each level crossing to be removed.
Keeping communities informed about construction and consulted on potential local impacts is vital for the delivery of the level crossing removal project.
There will be many opportunities to be informed and involved, including newsletters, advertising, signage, community information sessions, community forums and social media. View the progress of each level crossing to be removed.
View opportunities for community involvement by visiting your level crossing.
Stakeholder Liaison Groups
Stakeholder Liaison Groups comprised of local businesses, community groups and residents are being established for level crossing projects in construction. The groups meet regularly with project teams to provide local community and business feedback, and have an important role to share information within communities.
With so many level crossings removals over eight years, we know there will be short-term construction impacts and inconveniences.
These will include occupations of railway lines and road closures as we go about this important work. We are considering the best way to deliver the 50 removals – at the same time as making sure Melbourne keeps moving – in a strategic plan currently being developed. Other construction impacts, including noise and dust, are also anticipated.
We will provide as much information as possible to locals and commuters about construction impacts, including detours, bus replacements, alternative parking, traffic management and local impacts.
View construction and disruption details for your level crossing.