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Rail gold: reusing rail in regional Victoria

Rail gold: reusing rail in regional Victoria

In early July the Victorian Goldfields Railway started installing about 270 concrete sleepers which had come from our Cheltenham and Mentone sites.

30 Jul 2020

Mentone Station opens early and Frankston line returns to service

Mentone Station opens early and Frankston line returns to service

Frankston line trains returned to service early, and the new Mentone station has opened ahead of schedule, with the construction blitz to remove three level crossings finishing early.

20 Jul 2020

Five star sustainability rating for new Cheltenham and Mentone stations 

Five star sustainability rating for new Cheltenham and Mentone stations 

The new Cheltenham and Mentone stations have received a five-star Green Star sustainable design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

16 Jul 2020

Mentone Station to open ahead of schedule

Mentone Station to open ahead of schedule

Mentone Station will open two weeks ahead of schedule on Monday 20 July, with Cheltenham Station still on track to open on Sunday 16 August.

16 Jul 2020

Halfway there: roads reopen during construction blitz in Cheltenham and Mentone

Halfway there: roads reopen during construction blitz in Cheltenham and Mentone

Victoria’s biggest ever level crossing removal construction blitz is halfway complete in Cheltenham and Mentone.

25 Jun 2020

Cheltenham roads open as construction continues

Cheltenham roads open as construction continues

Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham are now open to traffic as the winter construction blitz continues below ground.

12 Jun 2020

Biggest level crossing removal blitz in Victoria's history

Biggest level crossing removal blitz in Victoria's history

The biggest level crossing removal blitz in Victoria’s history will be undertaken this winter, as works ramp up on major projects across the city.

20 May 2020

Construction booming at Balcombe Road

Construction booming at Balcombe Road

Balcombe Road is now boom gate free and ready for our nine-week construction blitz starting this weekend.

18 May 2020

Cheltenham and Mentone crossings to go in major blitz

Cheltenham and Mentone crossings to go in major blitz

Three level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone will be removed in a nine-week construction blitz that will start in May under strict coronavirus safety protocols.

28 Apr 2020

Upcoming work in Cheltenham and Mentone

Upcoming work in Cheltenham and Mentone

With major works continuing in Cheltenham and Mentone, there will be changes to the way you travel around the area.

26 Feb 2020

Find the golden ticket at Cheltenham and Mentone and win

Find the golden ticket at Cheltenham and Mentone and win

From Sunday 2 February to Sunday 8 March, spend $15 (or $10 for students) at any participating local trader in Cheltenham and Mentone to receive an entry to our ‘Golden Ticket’ competition.

29 Jan 2020

Mentone Garden Party and design reveal

Mentone Garden Party and design reveal

Last week we announced the latest designs for the much-loved Mentone Station gardens at a pop-up sausage sizzle run by the Friends of Mentone Station and Gardens.

22 Jan 2020

Three more level crossings gone on the Frankston line by the end of 2020

Three more level crossings gone on the Frankston line by the end of 2020

Work is ramping up for the removal of three more dangerous and congested level crossings and construction of two new modern stations at Cheltenham and Mentone on the Frankston line.

09 Jan 2020

50 level crossings under contract

50 level crossings under contract

Contracts on six level crossing removals were awarded this week, bringing the total number of level crossing removals under contract to 50.

11 Dec 2019

Major works underway in Cheltenham and Mentone

Major works underway in Cheltenham and Mentone

Major works have started in Cheltenham and Mentone, with the dangerous and congested level crossings at Balcombe, Charman and Park roads set to be removed by late 2020.

11 Dec 2019

Mentone Garden Party goes off

Mentone Garden Party goes off

The Level Crossing Removal Project hosted a party in the Mentone station gardens to coincide with the Kingston City Council’s Christmas in Mentone celebration.

10 Dec 2019

Level crossing works to heat up in summer construction blitz

Level crossing works to heat up in summer construction blitz

Victoria’s Big Build will ramp up over the summer months as a record amount of work is carried out on transport projects from December through to February.

21 Nov 2019

Shop Local competition wraps up in Cheltenham and Mentone

Shop Local competition wraps up in Cheltenham and Mentone

Our popular school holiday Shop Local competition in Mentone and Cheltenham closed on Sunday 6 October with 611 entries in total.

16 Oct 2019

Historical photos of Kingston wanted

Historical photos of Kingston wanted

We want to see your ‘back-in-the-day’ shots of shopping strips, train stations, beaches, and fashionable locals in the suburbs from Cheltenham to Carrum.

02 Oct 2019

Shop and win these school holidays in Cheltenham and Mentone

Shop and win these school holidays in Cheltenham and Mentone

Exciting news – we’re running a Shop Local competition in Mentone and Cheltenham from Saturday 21 September to Sunday 6 October.

23 Sep 2019

A splash of colour in Cheltenham

A splash of colour in Cheltenham

Students from Cheltenham Primary School have created bright artwork on the fence of our Charman Road site compound, which is now a talking point for locals.

18 Sep 2019

Celebrating National Science Week in August

Celebrating National Science Week in August

Our team working on the Frankston line has been busy this month celebrating National Science Week, showing more than 200 kids the many wonders of science and technology.

28 Aug 2019

More community space at Cheltenham and Mentone

More community space at Cheltenham and Mentone

We’re creating new community open spaces at Cheltenham and Mentone stations by extending the station decks over the rail trench.

19 Jul 2019

Mentone’s School Reference Group

Mentone’s School Reference Group

Schools are a big part of the Mentone community. Given the potential impact level crossing works could have on so many students and parents, we have set up a reference group.

11 Jun 2019

Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removals are go

Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removals are go

Three sets of boom gates – at Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone – will be gone for good by late 2020.

12 Mar 2019

Big ideas over breakfast

Big ideas over breakfast

Mentone secondary students have discovered careers in infrastructure are not limited to engineering.

06 Mar 2019

Do you want to get involved with the level crossing removal projects in Cheltenham or Mentone?

Do you want to get involved with the level crossing removal projects in Cheltenham or Mentone?

We're seeking passionate community members to be part of our community and trader reference groups for the level crossing removal projects in Cheltenham and Mentone.

28 May 2018

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