Seaford Road runs from the Nepean Highway past Eastlink and through to Frankston-Dandenong Road. It is a busy thoroughfare and passes through a residential and recreational area with several parks and reserves dotted along Seaford Road.

The level crossing at Seaford Road, Seaford is located between Fortescue Avenue and Railway Parade. The boom gates are down for an average of 32 minutes during the weekday peak between 7:00am and 9:00am, significantly impacting travel times for thousands of motorists and causing frustration for all road users.

Seaford Road is one of the busiest level crossing sites along the Frankston line with 17,000 vehicles passing through the level crossing each day.

Latest news

We've been working for more than a year on the best way to remove the Seaford Road level crossing.

We are removing the Seaford Road level crossing with a new hybrid design, which will lower Seaford Road and place the rail line on to a planted embankment to separate road from rail.

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See option detail above

Technical studies have shown that this solution preserves the internationally protected Edithvale-Seaford wetlands and nearby Kananook Creek.

We are looking at innovative ways to ensure the rail line fits with the character of the area, including significant planting and embankments.

In addition, Seaford will benefit from a $10 million package of revitalisation works. 

The tender process for the level crossing removal at Seaford Road is now underway. Two consortia – CPB/Aurecon and Lendlease/Acciona/Colesman Rail and WSP are bidding for these works which include the level crossing removals at Seaford Road, Seaford as well as Mascot Avenue, Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum. We expect to award the contract later this year, when the final design will be refined and  developed. Construction is due to start in 2018. Read the latest press release.

For more information, please see our latest Community Update.

View the Seaford: hybrid design solution video and transcript.

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Timeline

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Date Stage
2016 Early investigations and consultation on options
2017
  • Present design solution and refine through community feedback
  • Tender process
Mid-2018 Start construction
2019 Project complete

Community

Community Reference Group (CRG)

We are setting up a Community Reference Group (CRG) for Seaford to help share information and minimise impacts on the local community during construction.

The CRG will be a forum where individuals and groups affected by the project have the opportunity to be a part of its development, and provide a local perspective on project issues.

Express your interest by viewing the nomination criteria and completing the application form online.

Community engagement

We have recently completed our community workshops and online ideas hub, Thank you for all your suggestions about landscaping, walking and cycling paths, and community spaces. Your input helps us understand how you'd like the final space to look and work.

The project team will use this feedback as they refine and develop the final design.

Online engagement hub

Visit our community engagement hub and provide your feedback on the Seaford Road, Seaford level crossing removal project.

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Your level crossing

Email

Email us at contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

Phone

Contact our project hotline: 1800 762 667
Translation service: for languages other than English: 9280 0780

Next steps

We will be out meeting with locals and community groups to explain more about the project.

We are establishing a Community Reference Group (CRG) to gain input into the project as we move towards construction. The group will consist of local representatives and project staff. It will provide a forum for sharing information, gaining feedback and capturing local views.

Further details about the group's membership will be provided soon.

Technical work

We have undertaken a range of technical investigations as part of our detailed planning work. These investigations included:

  • rail noise
  • visual assessment
  • feature surveys
  • overshadowing
  • car park surveys
  • traffic monitoring and modelling
  • hydrology
  • utility investigations
  • hydrogeology
  • geotechnical investigations
  • cultural heritage – Indigenous and European
  • property title survey
  • flora and fauna
  • air quality.

View the technical report

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