Major milestones in Carrum
27 Jul 2020
Since the three Carrum level crossings were removed and the new Carrum Station opened in February, our crews have been busily working to complete the station precinct. The new Carrum Station main entrance on McLeod Road and station facilities opened to the public on Saturday 25 July 2020.
Station facilities now open include a climate-controlled waiting room at ground level, accessible toilets, bicycle storage, station office and Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities. Commuters are now able to park all day at Carrum Station with the first of the commuter car parks now open.
We will now start work to remove the temporary buildings, complete landscaping and install seating for the new station garden at the southern station entrance near Walkers Road.
The first of Carrum’s new community open spaces have also opened, including the new village green across from the main station entrance and Carrum's new half-basketball court. A 2.5 metre chain fence has been built on the northern and eastern sides of the basketball court to keep balls off Station Street and the southern commuter car park. In the coming months we will install lighting at the court, with lighting directed inwards to minimise light spill to neighbouring properties.
It will be easier to move around Carrum than ever before with the new shared walking and cycling path open from Eel Race Road to Mascot Avenue, which includes a new underpass at Eel Race Road. This shared use path will connect to the existing path which runs all the way to Frankston. When complete, the path will run for 15 kilometres from Edithvale to Frankston.
Works on Carrum’s new open spaces will continue with the McLeod Road extension to the beach and foreshore park, expected to be complete in October. Completed works will include the planting of over 80,000 species including 500 indigenous trees.
See photographs of the Carrum Station facilities and Eel Race Road underpass below.