Aviation Road is a highly used local road that connects Laverton and Point Cook to the Princes Freeway and provides access to the nearby train stations.
The Aviation Road level crossing is used by 7000 vehicles daily and is a key point for local traffic to cross the Werribee line. The boom gates create a significant source of delay and congestion for commuter traffic in the Laverton area.
Project development – design planning underway
We’re moving ahead with plans to remove the dangerous and congested Aviation Road level crossing, so that early construction works can start in late 2018.
We have been busy investigating a number of ways to remove the level crossing and we’re seeking your input on design solutions.
At the end of this month we will be holding two community drop-in sessions at the Laverton Community Hub, where we’ll have information about the project on display. We’ll show you diagrams of the options we’re considering for replacing the Aviation Road level crossing and you will have the opportunity to tell us what you think.
Community drop-in session
When: Sunday 26 November 3:30pm to 6:30pm in the function room
Wednesday 29 November 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the multi-purpose rooms.
If you don’t catch us you can visit our community engagement hub to view the designs, post questions for the project team and engage with other community members from Monday 27 November.
Feedback closes on Sunday 17 December so make sure you join the conversation and have your say by completing a feedback form.
Aviation Road level crossing will be one of six to be removed by a consortium including McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald.
Partnering with LXRA and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), the consortium will initially deliver the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal project and partial duplication of the Altona Loop. They will then have the opportunity to deliver the Aviation Road level crossing removal project and four more across Melbourne.
Work has begun to remove the level removal crossings at Kororoit Creek Road and Abbotts Road and these will be delivered progressively to help industry build and maintain skilled workforces.
Keeping up to date
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There will be a number of opportunities to get involved and provide feedback as the project progresses.
Local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be provided project information via website updates, regular bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays.
Staying in touch
If you have any questions, please get in touch by email at email@example.com or by calling 1800 762 667 (24 hours 7 days). We will also be regularly updating our website and social media with the latest information.
When will the crossing be removed?
The Aviation Road level crossing removal is currently scheduled to be removed in 2020 with early works to start in late 2018.
What benefits will there be from removing the level crossing?
Removing the level crossing will:
- Help to reduce congestion on Aviation and Point Cook roads by improving traffic flow
- Provide a safer crossing point for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers travelling across the Werribee line
- Create jobs during construction
- Allow for increased train services to run on the Werribee line in the future.
How do we decide on a design option?
The selection of a design option to remove a level crossing depends on the unique characteristics of each site, the benefits and impacts to the local community of the various options and input from the local community and stakeholders, such as local council, residents and businesses.
How can I give my feedback on the design options being considered?
Community consultation is a critical part of the Level Crossing Removal Project and will help inform the development of the design options.
You can provide your feedback in person at one of our community drop-in sessions ,where technical experts will be on hand to provide advice and answer your questions, or jump online to our engagement hub, from Monday 27 November to view the designs, post questions and fill in an online survey.
Feedback closes on Sunday 17 December, so make sure you join the conversation and have your say.
Have you decided on the final design for the level crossing removal at Aviation Road?
No. There are several design options when removing a level crossing. We have narrowed down the design solutions and will present information related to these designs at our community drop in sessions on the 26 and 29 November.
We will investigate these options before a recommended design is determined. Constructability, cost, technical constraints, impacts to rail operations and road traffic and development opportunities, as well as community feedback are all taken into consideration when making an assessment of the design options.
When will the recommended design solution be announced?
The recommended design solution is expected to be announced in early 2018. Following this, there will be further community consultation to get feedback on the preferred design.