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Your new Mooroolbark Station

25 May 2020

Your new Mooroolbark Station

The level crossing at Manchester Road is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road. A new elevated station will be built as part of the project.

More than 24,000 vehicles use the crossing each day, where the boom gates can be down for up to a quarter of the morning peak.

A new multi-deck car park will be built at Mooroolbark Station. This will contribute to doubling car parking to 900 spaces, making it easier for commuters to find a park. Walking and cycling connections will be improved between the town centre, new station and through to the Red Earth Community Park.

The project will be complete in 2022 and will lay the groundwork for further line upgrades, including the duplication of sections of the Lilydale line and a potential new station between Mooroolbark and Lilydale.

Mooroolbark forecourt from Brice Avenue.

Mooroolbark Station forecourt off Brice Avenue. The station design acknowledges past and present elements of the area while using soft and earthy tones to complement the characteristics of Mooroolbark. Artist's impressions only, subject to change.

Your new Mooroolbark Station precinct

Map of new Mooroolbark Station precinct.


Mooroolbark Station forecourt and bus interchange

Mooroolbark Station forecourt and bus interchange

Mooroolbark Station entry looking south-east

Mooroolbark Station entry looking south-east

Mooroolbark Station open space, west of Manchester Road

Mooroolbark Station open space, west of Manchester Road

Your new Mooroolbark Station precinct

Urban design

The new station design and architectural approach acknowledges past and present elements of the area. A key palette of softer and earthier tones will complement the low-rise and leafier characteristics of Mooroolbark.

Landscaping

The planting and landscaping plan will use indigenous species to connect with the local character.

Materials

We are referencing the agricultural and rural connection to Mooroolbark with Coldstream stone and metal cladding on the new station.

Informal gathering space

A new community space will be created under the rail bridge, as a result of community input.

Improved connections

We are maximising active transport connections for the Mooroolbark precinct including improving the connection to the Red Earth Community Park.

Mooroolbark Station entry looking north-east

Mooroolbark Station entry looking north-east

How we are engaging

We regularly meet with traders, local residents and community groups and will continue to provide frequent community updates throughout the project.

Community feedback has helped to determine how to use the new open space underneath the rail bridge at Mooroolbark.

If you have any questions, LXRP has a 24/7 hotline 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au, where feedback can be provided directly.

  • Six station and shopping centre pop ups with over 2000 conversations
  • 10 doorknocks of local traders in both precincts
  • Four information sessions with over 600 attendees
  • Over 500 feedback forms received

*These figures are based on community engagement conducted up until January 2020.

Mooroolbark Station concourse

Mooroolbark Station concourse

Project timeline

DateProgress
Mid 2019
  • Community engagement, project planning, preferred designs identified
Late 2019
  • Design solutions finalised
Mid 2020
  • Detailed design progressed
    Construction starts
2021
  • Major construction works
2022
  • Level crossings removed

Please note that the timeline above is subject to change.

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