In April 2016, an Alliance including Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne was formally awarded the contract to remove the nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, including Heatherton Road.

Construction will begin mid-2016, and all nine level crossings will be removed by the end of 2018.

Overview

The Heatherton Road level crossing removal is part of the Caulfield to Dandenong project, which involves removing nine level crossings, rebuilding five stations, creating new open spaces and parks as well as power and signalling upgrades.

An innovative new elevated rail design has been proposed by the Alliance (Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne) after a competitive tender process. The proposed design includes a series of three modern, elevated sections of track which will free up traffic and remove the barrier between communities. 

The proposed design will transform the rail corridor into over six kilometers of linear park – creating the equivalent of 11 MCGs of new open space, community facilities, parks, playgrounds and car parking.

This means:

  • No more level crossings
  • New stations
  • New parks and facilities
  • Less noise and disruption
  • More car parking
  • Thousands of jobs.

See our frequently asked questions for more information.

Proposed design

Removing the Heatherton Road level crossing creates:

  • a new, safe and accessible premium station at Noble Park, located closer to Heatherton Road to link with the Douglas Street activity centre, Noble Park Skate Park and Ross Reserve
  • new connections north to south for pedestrians, cyclists and road users, including a new two-way road from Ian Street / Mons Parade to Leonard Avenue
  • relocated bus stops, bicycle storage, taxi bays and kiss-and-ride bays to improve interchange between transport modes
  • station facilities located at ground-level for ease of access and a forecourt that incorporates the Aboriginal Scar Tree
  • opportunities for new community spaces to be developed in partnership with local residents and councils
  • a continued shared path for pedestrians and cyclists from Noble Park to Carnegie.

Before and after images of the proposed design

Aerial map

The maps below show an aerial view of the proposed design. To ensure they are viewable on mobiles, tablets and desktops, we've split the images into sections. Please click on any of the images to open the image gallery.