Rosanna and Heidelberg Community Update – September 2018
07 Sep 2018
The Victorian Government has removed two dangerous and congested level crossings along the Hurstbridge line, built a brand new Rosanna Station and duplicated the single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna. This will make communities safer and get commuters in Melbourne’s north east home sooner.
We are now one step closer to completing the works at Rosanna Station, with the station car park reopening to commuters last month. It’s accessible from Beetham Parade, and by right turn entry or exit from Turnham Avenue until late October.
The project team is now concentrating on final works to further improve the station precinct. As a result, two-way traffic will return to Turnham Avenue by late October.
These works include installing fully indented bus bays and shelters on both sides of Turnham Avenue, two new pedestrian crossings and new indented car spaces. We thank the community for their ongoing patience as we near the end of the project.
Last month we held a Rosanna Station Community Fun Day, which was a huge success with over 1100 people attending. The day included a traditional smoking ceremony, live performances by local schools and musicians, a sausage sizzle, petting zoo and a silent disco. Thanks to everyone who came along on the day, and to the local scouts and traders who helped make it a fantastic experience for all.
We have almost completed works to install the Eaglemont Substation and are also installing a new Energy Storage System in Diamond Creek, which is required for extra train services to run to a new timetable that came into effect on 26 August.
Project milestones and completion dates
Road and pedestrian pathway closures
Turnham Avenue remains one-way, with traffic moving southbound only between Lower Plenty and Station roads, until late October 2018.
Ellesmere Parade returned to two-way traffic in late August 2018.
New Rosanna plaza
Construction has begun on the new Rosanna plaza at the corner of Beetham Parade and Lower Plenty Road. Works on this new open space will take place Monday to Friday, between 7:00am and 5:00pm, and are anticipated to be finished by mid-September 2018. Landscaped areas will be planted in late September, after construction is completed.
Periods of 24-hour works are expected in September and October. We will inform affected residents once dates are confirmed.
While we take steps to minimise the impacts from our works, residents near worksites and storage areas may notice noise, light and dust while construction takes place, including at night.
Works are on, but we’re open for business.