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Share your ideas on open space in Preston

22 Apr 2020

As part of the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project we’re creating new open spaces. We want you to tell us how you’d like these new community spaces to be developed.

With Victorians encouraged to stay at home to help slow the spread of coronavirus, we’ve rolled out new online tools to allow locals to have still have their say about the project.

By visiting our online engagement hub, you can share your ideas and have your say on Preston’s newest open spaces. Feedback closes 5pm Wednesday 6 May.

The new tools include a map so users can navigate the area and leave suggestions for where they would like to see playgrounds, sporting facilities, exercise stations or even pet parks built.

Interviews with project experts have also been recorded remotely, with local residents’ frequently asked questions answered, so community members can learn more about what type of landscaping and other elements are available all from their own home.

Your feedback has helped us to shape the project design to date and your ideas will help further create spaces for the community to enjoy for generations to come.

All information will be collated and shared back with the community. Your open space comments will also be fed back to the Preston Open Space Advisory Panel.

We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossings by raising the rail over Murray Road, Cramer Street, Bell Street and Oakover Road in Preston and building two new stations at Bell and Preston.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2020. All four sets of boom gates are scheduled to be gone in 2021, with construction complete in 2022 and the open space ready for locals to enjoy in 2023.

To stay informed on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project, subscribe to our email updates.

Do you own or operate a business in Preston?

We’re committed to working with local businesses as we remove these level crossings – with a team dedicated to helping local traders before, during and after construction.

Removing level crossings creates thousands of jobs during construction and we often partner with local businesses to provide goods and services for our workforce.

Completing the Local Business Survey on our online engagement hub will tell us how we can work with you throughout the project. Feedback closes 5pm Wednesday 6 May.

Traffic at the Bell Street Preston level crossing.

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