Carrum Community Update - December 2016
01 Dec 2016
Removing Carrum Level Crossing
The Victorian Government is removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne including the level crossings at Station Street and Eel Race Road in Carrum on the Frankston line.
Removals on this line have already been completed at Bentleigh, Ormond and McKinnon, and there are nine more level crossings set to go.
Removing level crossings improves community safety, reduces local congestion, and helps us create a more reliable train network.
These big construction projects also give us the opportunity to revitalise local community precincts, improve stations and access, increase connectivity across communities and provide new parking or community spaces.
Your input, together with expert design and engineering investigations which are continuing, will be vital to remove this crossing and build a better community.
Over the last 12 months, we've been talking to thousands of local people about the best way to remove these dangerous and congested level crossings.
We're using the insights we've gained through our community conversations, as well as technical information we've gathered over this time, to help us determine the best way to get this project done.
For the level crossings at Station Street and Eel Race Road we will announce a recommended option for these level crossings in early 2017.
The timeline reflects the extent of feedback received and the need to complete some technical investigations before final decisions are made.
We'll also be establishing a number of reference groups across the Frankston line to engage local leaders and experts to help drive key aspects of the projects and ensure a strong community influence.
These groups are likely to take different forms – technical, stakeholder and community – but all will provide a forum for people with an interest to continue to provide their perspective as the project continues to progress.
This includes discussion on issues such as:
- minimising disruption during construction
- look and feel of the local area
- urban design
- parking provision; and
- wider community feedback or concerns.
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