Background and objectives
The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne. The Caulfield to Dandenong package of works will remove nine level crossings along the Caulfield to Pakenham rail corridor and will also rebuild stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Clayton Hughesdale and Noble Park and upgrade power and signaling.
The plans for the Caulfield to Dandenong corridor involve the construction of sections of elevated rail line, with the areas beneath and adjacent to the train line opening up for other land use (such as gardens, parks, running tracks and other community facilities).
LXRA has been conducting a range of community consultation activities, including direct 1:1 meetings with residents along the corridor and a series of consultation sessions for local residents to attend and put forward their views about the proposed development. This study will contribute to this consultation exercise being conducted by LXRA.
To assess community sentiment towards the proposed Caulfield to Dandenong elevated train line project that will result in the removal of nine level crossings.
The research was required to include three audiences:
- Traders in the vicinity of the proposed elevated train line
- Commuters who use the Pakenham train line
- The general public in the Caulfield to Dandenong corridor