Bell to Moreland progress update – March 2021
25 Mar 2021
Since Coburg and Moreland stations opened in December, the team has been working on car parking, landscaping and getting ready for planting on the Bell to Moreland project.
Shared use path
Construction of the shared use path is progressing well, with more than half the concrete required for the path now poured.
We'll have more information for the community before it opens.
- The station car park on the eastern side of Coburg Station will open on Monday 29 March, with entry via Victoria Street (east).
- The station car park at Moreland Station will be open from Wednesday 31 March, with entry via Cameron Street.
Coburg Station – Bell Street entrance
Pedestrian access to Coburg Station is now open from Bell Street.
Moreland Station precinct
In the Moreland Station precinct, locals may have noticed the return of the signal hut, and third palm tree.
We’ll start planting underneath the rail line and around the new stations in April.
Some of the trees to be planted include:
- Acer negundo (Box-elder Maple)
- Gleditsia triacanthos (Compact Honey Locust)
- Brachychiton populneus x acerifolius (Bella Pink Brachychiton)
- Eucalyptus torquata (Coral Gum)
- Corymbia eximia ‘Nana’ (Yellow Bloodwood)
- Allocasuarina littoralis (Black Sheoak)
- Backhousia citriodora (Lemon-scented Myrtle)
- Buckinghamia celsissima (Ivory Curl)
- Corymbia citriodora (Dwarf Lemon Scented Gum)
- Tristaniopsis laurina (Kanooka Gum)
These trees will be planted at a height of between 2 to 3.5 metres, with the majority being Australian natives. In addition to community feedback, a team of landscaping experts work with the project team to select the best plants for the location.
Some considerations for planting include suitability for the area, longevity, how these plants interact with other plants, aesthetic considerations and ongoing maintenance.
We’ll share more information and photos of our plants as they arrive on site.