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New open space and car parking in Carnegie

23 Feb 2021

The level crossings at Koornang Road and Grange Road in Carnegie were removed in February 2018 as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.

By building an elevated rail line, the project opened up 22.5 hectares of open space for the community.

We are now delivering a new multipurpose basketball half-court at Girdwood Avenue, improving Woorayl Street Reserve and building a new playground, and adding 27 car spaces on Egan Street.

Funding for the Carnegie open space and car parking is part of a commitment made by the Victorian Government to protect the Woorayl Street Reserve and provide additional parking.

At Girdwood Avenue, we're creating 500 square metres of multipurpose recreation space that caters for a variety of interests, including a half court for basketball, seating, new pedestrian paths connecting to existing shared use paths and native planting.

The open space at Woorayl Street Reserve will be redeveloped to include a children’s playground, seating and new pedestrian path connections. The project will retain existing trees and plant more indigenous trees and shrubs.

We’re now asking the community to tell us how they would use the space – what they think we should consider in its design and their preferred options for play equipment and use of colours for the basketball half court.

Community input will help to refine the final designs.

To share your ideas about the new open space, visit Engage Victoria to complete our survey.

Current open space in Carnegie.

Existing open space near Koornang Road, Carnegie.

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