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Seaford Road, Seaford community update – September 2019

26 Sep 2019

What’s new in Seaford

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line that will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains to run more often.

Works are getting underway on Seaford's new community open space and playground in the coming months.The first stage of this work will involve levelling the ground between Seaford Road and the pedestrian underpass  to Railway Parade to create accessible paths through the new playground that meet Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements.

The new playground and community open space will link to more than 11 kilometres of shared path from Edithvale to Frankston.

After a nine-day rail closure the temporary train storage track near Kananook Station, including the drivers’ facility and cleaners’ facility is now operational.

This will allow us to continue removing three level crossings at Carrum while we build the permanent Kananook Train Storage Facility.

We are in the early stages of construction with temporary site sheds now installed at Wells Road.

Eamon Roberts, one of six local Indigenous artists transforming Seaford Road.

Local art

We’re brightening up Seaford Road with artwork inspired by Indigenous culture and history.

During our community engagement we heard residents wanted local Indigenous culture incorporated into the final design. Earlier this month, five Indigenous artists started to paint the four piers at Seaford Road as well as the walls  of the pedestrian underpass and shared path.

This Indigenous-inspired artwork incorporates various design elements such as illustrations of coastal landscapes and native wildlife.

Symbols belonging to the local Bunurong community have also been included to showcase the rich Indigenous history of the area in Seaford’s new spaces.

Students from the Nepean School were also invited to paint tiles with patterns inspired by Bunurong Country. About 160 tiles will be installed on the walls of the pedestrian underpass in Seaford, providing some colour the community can be proud of.

One of the Indigenous artists whose work is displayed in Seaford

Project timeline

DateProgress

Early 2019

  • Streetscaping and landscaping, works on new shared path in Seaford
  • Site set-up for Kananook Train Storage Facility
  • Relocation of piers under Quinn Street pedestrian bridge
  • Widen structure at Klauer Street bridge
  • Start of earthworks for temporary track in Kananook and Carrum
  • Start construction of temporary train storage track
Mid 2019
  • Planting 30,000 trees and plants
  • Construction of the Kananook Train Storage Facility starts
Late 2019
  • Landscape works at RF Miles Reserve
  • Planting 70,00 trees and plants
  • Installation of new playground at RF Miles Reserve
  • Work on six-kilometre shared path continues
  • Handback RF Miles Reserve to Frankston City Council for oval restoration

Late 2020

  • Kananook Train Storage Facility complete

*Timeline subject to change

View the PDF version of this community update PDF, 496.1 KB.

4. Artwork inspired by the sea on Seaford Road rail piers by local indigenous artist Eamon Roberts.

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