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Caulfield to Dandenong area 1 Community update – August 2017

01 Aug 2017

Major works are underway to remove level crossings at Grange, Koornang, Murrumbeena and Poath roads and rebuild stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale.

What we’ve been doing

A massive gantry crane and straddle carrier system will be used to construct the elevated rail between Caulfield and Hughesdale. The straddle carrier and support beams are now fully assembled and are in place on the elevated rail. You will soon see them operational in the rail corridor. For more information on how the support beams work with the straddler carrier check out our Straddle Carrier Factsheet available on our website.

What’s coming up

The straddle carrier will soon be in operation (weather permitting). By the end of September over 30 spans will be placed by the carrier, starting at Murrumbeena Station then moving up towards Carnegie. So far over 75 per cent of piers have been installed with the rest to be finished over the coming months.


  • Buses will replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: between Caulfield and Dandenong stations from Saturday 2 September 12:30am to Sunday 3 September 2017 (last service).
  • Between late August and mid-September, a series of nightly road closures are planned at the Murrumbeena Road level crossing from 7:00pm to 6:00am to safely begin installation of the elevated rail over Murrumbeena Road.

School holiday fun

Throughout July the project team ran a program of events to encourage visitors to the Murrumbeena shopping precinct to support local businesses during the Murrumbeena Station closure. Christmas in July saw a jolly Santa and friendly elf hand out locally sourced gifts to children along Neerim Road. Family Fun Days were held with face painting, a roving balloon artist and a one man band playing hits for all to enjoy.

Glen Eira City Council invites feedback on Murrumbeena transformation designs

Following community consultation around a range of ‘transformation concepts’, Glen Eira City Council has developed two potential designs for Murrumbeena.

These designs consider feedback we received about parking, access, traffic in local streets and other community concerns and look to deliver the community’s vision for Murrumbeena. Your feedback will help Council to make an informed decision.

To view the designs, visit projects/murrumbeena Q&A session To help you fully understand the designs and how they might affect you, Council invites you to a Q&A session with a panel of independent experts, at Duncan MacKinnon Reserve on 23 August from 7:00pm.

Places are limited, please register by emailing or calling Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

View the PDF version of this community update   PDF, 3.4 MB

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