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Bell to Moreland – Stakeholder Liaison Group

16 Jan 2020

Executive Summaries

Meeting Three - 11 December 2019

Chair Lizzie Blandthorn MP provided an Acknowledgement of Country and welcomed members to the third meeting of the Bell to Moreland Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG).

Deputy Chair noted the minutes and the status of actions from the previous meeting.

The Project Manager reported that:

  • Service investigations and relocations are nearly complete.
  • Some delineation fencing has been installed along the rail corridor.
  • There will be a visible increase in activity around Coburg and Moreland stations in the new year.
  • Property condition surveys have been offered to properties within 50 metres of works, and reminder letters will be sent before Christmas. The deadline for the completion of surveys is now 31 January 2020.

The Design Manager presented on bike path design, including key improvements for the Upfield Bike Path. The design is being refined based on community feedback and LXRP will be out in early 2020 with updated designs.


Meeting Two - 24 October 2019

Deputy Chair noted the minutes of the previous meeting and link to executive summary on Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) website were circulated to members. Members were advised that feedback from the recent open space consultation has been provided to the North West Program Alliance (NWPA) Design team, who will use this information to help inform the final design.

The Project Manager reported that geotechnical investigations were mostly complete, service proving was continuing and that work to relocate utility services had commenced.

LXRP reported that the community Info Hub is now open and that hours can be found on the LXRP website. The team have been doing doorknocks and letterbox drops to notify residents and traders of works in the area. Upcoming communications include a community newsletter and property condition surveys.

The Project presented on construction methodology and staging, including an indicative timeline for the different stages of construction and an overview of construction impacts. Members were also advised of the different types of communications used during construction.


Meeting One – 19 September 2019

Chair Lizzie Blandthorn MP provided an Acknowledgement of Country and welcomed members to the Bell to Moreland Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG).

The first meeting of the SLG provided members with an overview of the Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project (the project) and an introduction to the group, including an overview of roles and responsibilities.

Members were given information packs containing a meeting agenda, the Terms of Reference including the Code of Conduct that members were asked to review and sign, Community Update (Issue #4 August 2019), Open Space Consultation Report (August 2019) and all current fact sheets regarding the project.

Members were asked to be a conduit for communication between the project and the community. They were asked to disseminate information that is important to the community and to let the project know what questions, ideas and concerns community members are discussing.

Areas of interest for discussion at future meetings include construction methodology and project communications.

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