Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown North is a major arterial road which provides a key east-west connection between Williamstown, the Princes Freeway (west) and the western Suburbs. More than 40 buses, 100 trains and 20,000 cars, trucks and bikes use Kororoit Creek Road every day.

Fast-tracking the Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North boom gate removal will improve safety and operations on the Altona Loop and help reduce traffic congestion.

Project development 

Planning is now underway for the removal of the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing, with community consultation underway. We are talking to and gathering feedback from the local community and stakeholders to help us understand how the design can respond to local needs. During this stage the project team is also undertaking investigations and assessments to determine what is technically feasible at this location.

Project lifecycle

Project stage What's involved
Planning
  • Site investigations
  • Assessment of options 
  • Early community consultation
Development of design (current stage)
  • Release of feasible design options
  • Community consultation
Procurement
  • Project is put to tender
  • Contract to design and construct is awarded
  • Designs are finalised with input from community
Delivery
  • Community consultation
  • Early works
  • Major construction

Community 

The LXRA team is calling for anyone interested in this level crossing removal to register their interest to receive project updates and notifications of upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.

Sign up for project updates

The preferred proposed design solution being pursued is a rail over road option, meaning that a bridge structure will be constructed to carry the rail line over Kororoit Creek Road. This structure will be built with a base and batters suitable to accommodate the future duplication of the Altona Loop line. This will result in better road connections, facilitation of rail improvements and greater connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists. A representation of this solution is provided below.

LXRA are keen for your feedback. Please email us to let us know: 

  •  How you currently interact with the level crossing 
  • Are you a resident, trader, business owner, visitor to the area or other user 
  • What your main concerns are (traffic, safety, vegetation, amenity, access, pedestrian/cyclist use etc) 
  • Whether and how you believe the removal of the level crossing will improve travel through the area 
  • Your thoughts on the current design 
  • Anything else you consider relevant to this project 

There will be a range of opportunities to get involved and provide feedback as the project progresses. Local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project and its progress via website updates, regular bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays. 

Community drop in sessions

Come and see us to learn more about the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal project. We'll present current plans, listen to your views and the project team will be there to answer any questions.

Date Time Venue
Thursday 9 June 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona
Thursday 16 June 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona

Publications

Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal fact sheet PDF, 656.8 KB

FAQs 

When will the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing be removed? 

The tender process for this level crossings will start in 2016 and it will be removed by 2019. 

When will design commence? 

Consultation is currently underway to inform the development of the reference design, which will be provided to industry during the tender phase. Potential constructors may then adapt and improve on this reference design.

When will construction start? 

Construction is expected to be underway by early 2017 and be completed by the end of 2018. 

How long will construction take? 

The construction time depends on a range of factors, including the complexity of the site and the local environment. At Kororoit Creek Road, we are restricted by a very thin rail corridor, which means it is likely there will be significant impacts to rail passengers during the construction of the bridge structure.

We will know more about how long construction will take when the contract is awarded to deliver the works.