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Works notice – Chelsea sewer upgrade, Station Street

02 Sep 2020

The Victorian Government is removing 18 dangerous level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade on the Frankston line that will improve safety, reduce congestion and run more trains, more often.

Construction on the removal of level crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach has been deemed critical under Stage 4 restrictions and works will continue with strict health and safety protocols in place.

Workforce numbers have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer. The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

Under new restrictions workers on these sites are required to wear face coverings unless they meet any of the criteria for an exception such as a medical condition or for OH&S guidelines.

Physical distancing measures are in place as well as increased hygiene practices.

To prepare for level crossing removal works in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach utility services such as electricity, water, gas and telecommunications are being upgraded and relocated along Station Street and Nepean Highway.

Several work crews for service relocations will operate concurrently along the rail corridor on Station Street and Nepean Highway.

From 7am Tuesday 8 September to 6pm Wednesday 16 September, Station Street will be closed between Embankment Grove and Thames Promenade to enable underground bore works for sewer relocation in Chelsea. During this time there will be no vehicle access to Station Street from Swan Walk. See map overleaf for detour.

Vehicle access to driveways may be impacted at times during these works. Advance notice will be provided to residents prior to works impacting access taking place. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Traffic management will be in place to help you move safely through the area.

During this time works will take place 24/7.

Works taking place

  • Excavation and installation of the underground water and sewer pipes

What to expect

  • Workers, vehicles and equipment will be onsite undertaking the works, working 24 hours a day.
  • Station Street will be closed to vehicles from Embankment Grove to Thames Promenade between 7am Tuesday 8 September and 6pm Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Local detours and traffic management will be in place to help you move safely through the area
  • Residential parking along Swan Walk may be impacted during works
  • Pedestrian access to properties and businesses will be maintained
  • We will be in contact with residents directly impacted by vehicle access to properties

Detour map

Station Street, Chelsea will be closed between Embankment Grove and Thames Promenade.

Dates subject to change

Communication during Stage 4 restrictions

During Stage 4 restrictions and in line with Government protocols, we are moving to electronic updates. Sign up for email newsletters and SMS alerts via

If you do not have access to the internet, please call 1800 105 105.

We have paused door knocking and letterbox dropping during this time, but you can speak to the team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number above.

Email updates are sent with the latest information about the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach projects, and our team is regularly updating our website and social media channels with information on works being done.

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team or would like more information contact us on 1800 105 105 or

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