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Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum Community Update - January/February

05 Feb 2019

We are removing 18 level crossings along the Frankston line to improve safety and reduce congestion. Major works have begun to remove the level crossings in Carrum and create a more direct road network that will help to reduce travel times.

Excavator on site at Carrum

Workers preparing to relocate underground services

Kicking off 2019

We've established a work site on Station Street near Eel Race Road so we can get underway with works to relocate underground services including gas, water and power. To allow two-way traffic to continue along Station Street we've removed some on-street car parking, which will be reinstated in early 2020.

Our crews have been upgrading rail power and signalling cables through Carrum, which will help to improve reliability of train services along the Frankston line. We're establishing a site office on the Nepean Highway near Old Post Office Lane that will remain in place throughout major works. This area will be transformed into the new McLeod Road extension to the beach and foreshore park from early 2020.

What’s coming up

From late January we will start relocating gas, water, sewerage and power services along Station Street and Nepean Highway, which will require some lane and road closures. These closures will occur outside of peak travel times to reduce the impacts to residents and local businesses.

Traffic management is in place to help you move safely through the area. Work is also continuing on the walking and cycling ramps at Karrum Karrum Bridge, with the ramp on the Bonbeach side open by late February and the ramp on the Carrum side open in April. We're currently finalising our construction schedule for 2019 and will continue to keep you up to date throughout major works.

Carrum Information Hub open

During major works our information hub will be open to help keep you up to date. Enjoy the view from the rooftop deck while you chat to our project team. On the first Saturday every month we'll be hosting a Meet the Experts event, providing the opportunity to learn more about the project from the specialists involved, starting Saturday 2 February.

The hub is located at 15 Old Post Office Lane (next to Carrum Surf Life Saving Club).

Information hub hours:

  • 9:00am to 12 noon every Tuesday
  • 3:00 to 7:00pm every Thursday
  • 10:00am to 1:00pm the first Saturday of every month

Stay informed on our exciting hub events and project updates by subscribing to our updates or follow us on social media.

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Gifts by the sea - a Valentine’s dream at Lima Oscar Lima

With its beautifully dressed window, hanging plants and scented candles wafting throughout, it’s hard to step back outside once you’ve visited Lima Oscar Lima. Owner, jeweller and Carrum local Kyla is the proud custodian of the space, stocking products from local makers and artists, many of which she discovered while selling from her stall at markets in Red Hill, Balnarring and Seaford.

Local treats include artisanal soaps from Mineral Mud Soap whose colourful designs are only matched by their delicious aromas. Stunning prints, tote bags and stationery from local Chelsea artist Marini Ferlazzo are also on offer, which showcase his intricate drawings of Australian wildlife. A share of his profits is donated to wildlife conservation.

Kyla has studied jewellery making in Melbourne and Italy, and taught in Egypt. She runs workshops from her store including macrame and jewellery making, and loves to see her students continue to make beautiful items long after the class has ended.

Next month, she will be running a macrame workshop on 17 February and a polymer clay class on 24 February – head to the Lima Oscar Lima website for more details. Pop in to say hello to Kyla at 631 Nepean Highway, Carrum and grab you or your Valentine a locally crafted gift before she moves all business to her online store in mid March.

Look out for a new business profile each month as part of our Shop Local campaign.

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