New name for Station Street bridge
26 Oct 2018
Earlier this year we opened a road bridge connecting Carrum and Bonbeach, and today that bridge got a name.
Alongside the Bunurong Traditional Owners, we unveiled a plaque with the name: Karrum Karrum Bridge. It’s a fitting name for the bridge as it pays respect to the Bunurong peoples and acknowledges traditional values, and the original name of the area for over 10,000 years.
With over 200 submissions, we received a lot of feedback about inspiring local identities from Carrum and Bonbeach. We are looking for ways to recognise these local heroes into the design of the Patterson River shared use paths.
Locals have been calling for a second road bridge over Patterson River for decades, and with over 1000 people coming along to the opening event in September, it showed the overwhelming support from the community.
Karrum Karrum Bridge will be an important link for the community during level crossing removal and revitalisation works in Carrum and will minimise disruption to commuters with a safer and more direct connection for locals between Bonbeach and Carrum.
With the bridge opened and named, Carrum is set to be transformed with a $50 million revitalisation which will boost business and enhance liveability in the bayside suburb.