Landscaping at Glenroy fact sheet
26 Nov 2021
The Victorian Government is removing the level crossing on Glenroy Road and building a new Glenroy Station. The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line under Glenroy Road.
From your feedback in 2019 and 2020, we know trees, vegetation and green spaces are valued by the local community.
Our landscaping designers have kept this feedback in mind when creating landscaping plans for the new Glenroy Station precinct.
A total of 161 trees and about 24,000 grasses and shrubs will be planted throughout the precinct. Trees will frame the entrances to the new Glenroy Station and create shade through the precinct when mature.
About 80 per cent of the plants and vegetation are indigenous to Victoria and draw from the original Western Plains Grasslands that Glenroy resides on. Native and indigenous plants help conserve water and provide natural habitats for native species.
Most of the vegetation will be planted in late autumn and winter 2022 when the mild weather creates ideal conditions for planting.
The new landscaping will feature lawned areas along Hartington Street and Dowd Place with seating and drinking water fountains.
Your feedback highlighted the sustainability of the area should be a key part of developing the landscaping designs. This sustainable landscape will help to:
- protect threatened species along the rail corridor
- provide habitat planting to allow for the establishment and conservation of the existing habitat.
The University of Melbourne’s Woody Meadow Project has been incorporated into the landscaping design for Glenroy Station. It is used at each end of the project, connected with water sensitive urban design features known as swales.
Swales capture water and filter it before it flows into stormwater drains. Along with rain gardens, these water sensitive design features help manage stormwater run-off and allow the landscaping to receive water deeper in the soil, creating strong growth and securing the topsoil.
Landscaping works will begin in early 2022 starting with the construction of the Hartington Street linear park.