Bell to Moreland open space designs released
25 Aug 2019
Coburg and Brunswick, see how we’re removing the four level crossings at Bell, Munro and Reynard streets and Moreland Road by raising the rail line over the road.
Elevating the rail line between Coburg and Moreland stations will unlock almost two MCGs’ worth of open space underneath the rail bridge, creating vibrant community places and stronger local connections.
While retaining the heritage-listed station buildings, we will build brand-new Coburg and Moreland stations and new station precincts surrounded by gardens, sheltered waiting areas and direct connections to walking, cycling, public transport and parking options.
The Upfield Bike Path will be transformed underneath the elevated rail, with open space, gardens and recreation areas. Separate walking and cycling paths will mean safer, smoother journeys for everyone.
Extensive landscaping along the rail corridor will turn the area into a parkland for generations to come, with three times more trees planted beside the new rail bridge.
We received some valuable community feedback in May and June on how the open space and areas around the new stations should be used. Over 250 people attended two drop-in sessions and we received 430 comments and almost 300 survey responses from the community, which have helped shape the early designs. Find out what we heard in the Open Space Feedback Report.
Construction will begin later this year. In the coming weeks there will be some machinery and workers in high-vis gear in the area as we begin to locate utilities and test ground conditions. The project will be complete in 2021.
Watch the video below and check out our image gallery to view the early design.
Find out more about the project and designs:
- Bell to Moreland community update – August 2019
- Bell to Moreland – Walking and cycling
- Bell to Moreland – Construction
- Bell to Moreland – Trees and vegetation
- Bell to Moreland – Open space
- Bell to Moreland – Station precincts
- Bell to Moreland – Privacy screening
Join the conversation
In September, the project team will host a community information session where the community can learn more and provide feedback on the early design of the open space and station precincts.
Those who can’t attend can complete an online survey at the Your Level Crossings engagement hub from 9:00am Saturday 14 September.