Bell to Moreland - Open Space
25 Aug 2019
The Victorian Government is removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Bell Street, Reynard Street and Munro Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick.
The crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the road. This design will create new open space, deliver upgrades to the Upfield Bike Path and improve east-west connections.
The project will also build new Coburg and Moreland stations. The existing heritage station buildings will be retained in their current position and integrated into the new station precincts.
What you told us
Earlier this year, we sought community feedback on the new open space and areas around the stations. We want to create places that local people can take pride in and enjoy for generations to come.
From the conversations and feedback provided, the following key priorities emerged about the new open spaces:
- walking and cycling
- trees and vegetation
- place making
- public art
- safety and maintenance
With so many great ideas from the community for what these new spaces could look like, some of the considerations in developing the design of these spaces include:
- The narrow rail corridor and properties near the rail line.
- Drainage basins required along the rail corridor to manage flooding.
- How the facilities will be maintained.
- Heritage considerations.
All the feedback we've received has been collated into a detailed report. View the report of the Open Space consultation report or request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New open spaces
Walking and Cycling
With separate walking and cycling paths underneath the elevated structure, locals can enjoy a safer and more visually appealing thoroughfare whether you’re getting from A to B, or simply enjoying the new parkland between Coburg and Moreland stations.
Trees and vegetation
We will provide important green spaces, shade and there will be three times more trees and plants along the corridor than are currently there.
We’re creating a destination for leisure activities, as well as a place to escape the inner-city hustle and bustle. The new open space may include parks, playgrounds and areas for people to relax, making it a perfect spot for catch-ups with friends and family all year-round.
Brunswick and Coburg are rich in local artists and creativity, making the open space an ideal opportunity to install public artworks for everyone to enjoy.
Safety and maintenance
The new open space will have improved lighting and feature graffiti-resistant materials.
Provide more feedback
In September 2019, we'll be seeking further feedback on the new open space. Find out more at Your Level Crossing.
Stay up to date on the project by signing up for regular email updates. You can contact us on 1800 105 105 or at email@example.com.