29 March 2016

The Government today announced a range of measures to support residents living near the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.

In response to feedback received during community consultation, the Government will provide extensive fencing and landscaping works, and implement a scheme to voluntarily purchase properties that back onto the rail corridor and are most impacted by the elevated structure. 

From today, residents can apply for a package of works that could include planting more trees and plants, and raising their fence line, helping to reduce the visual impact of the elevated sections of the project. Residents can also apply to install a gate in their back fence to enable them enjoy the new parkland the project will create. LXRA will fund and deliver these works for residents. 

People directly abutting the rail corridor where the line will be elevated will also be eligible to apply to have their property purchased voluntarily by the Government. Residential property owners have until 30 June 2017 to apply to have their homes purchased at unaffected market value and for the government to cover related costs such as legal, valuation and moving expenses, like stamp duty. 

Learn more about the voluntary purchase scheme

Learn more about the fencing and landscaping program