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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

Grand designs for landscaping at Glenroy Station

24 Nov 2021

We're removing the level crossing at Glenroy Road and building a new Glenroy Station. The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line under Glenroy Road.

We know trees, vegetation and green spaces are valued by the local community, and our landscaping designers have kept this in mind as they have developed the landscaping plan for the new Glenroy Station precinct.

Planting

We'll plant more than 160 trees and approximately 24,000 grasses and shrubs throughout the Glenroy Station precinct.

Around 80% of the plants selected are indigenous to Victoria and draw from the original Western Plains Grasslands that Glenroy resides on. Native and indigenous plants help conserve water and provide natural habitat for native species.

Trees, plants and shrubs will be planted in mid 2022 when the weather is mild and conditions are ideal for planting.

The landscaping plans show grassed sections along Hartington Street – known as a linear park. On the western side of the rail line at Dowd Place, there will be seating, drinking water fountains and landscaped areas.

Linear park

A new ‘linear park’ along Hartington Street will include paths, trees, a large lawn area, native shrubs and grasses. It will be approximately 230m in length. The park also includes seating, lighting and a drinking fountain.

A shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists will meander through the linear park from the new station and across Glenroy Road.

The bus interchange will be integrated into the linear park, creating a welcoming area for commuters waiting for the bus or entering the station.

Sustainability

Creating a sustainable landscape around the Glenroy Station precinct is a key part of the new landscaping designs, and will help to:

  • protect threatened species in the rail corridor
  • provide habitat planting to allow for the establishment and conservation of existing habitat.

The University of Melbourne’s ‘woody meadow project’ has been incorporated into the landscaping design for Glenroy Station. The woody meadow will bookend the north and south precincts of the Glenroy project with a ribbon of water sensitive urban design which travels through the carparks of Glenroy Station.

Landscaping works will begin late in 2021, beginning with the construction of the Hartington Street linear park.

The level crossing at Glenroy Road will be removed and the new station open by the end of 2022.


Landscaping designs

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