9 May 2017

Render of community open space under rail

Locals are being called on to have their say about new new community spaces which will be created by the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority has launched a survey seeking feedback on its proposals for these community spaces, which include multipurpose sports courts, dog parks, picnic areas and exercise and play equipment including bouldering, skate parks and parkour.  The survey will close on 31 May 2017.

Raising three sections of rail line between Caulfield and Dandenong will create 11 MCG's worth of new parkland and public space, in addition to getting rid of nine dangerous and congested level crossings.

Project Director Brett Summers urged locals to help shape the new parkland by completing the survey during May.  "It's essential we test our proposals with the broader public to make sure there is real support for these ideas," he said.

Professor Tim Entwisle, Chair of the Community Open Space Expert Panel and Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, said there was a strong focus on all‐age facilities.

"We are really looking to create spaces that look beyond the traditional to make sure there is something for everyone, no matter what stage of life you are at," he said.

To complete the survey visit: Your Level Crossings