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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Construction booming at Balcombe Road
Balcombe Road is now boom gate free and ready for our nine-week construction blitz starting this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big ideas over breakfast
Mentone secondary students have discovered careers in infrastructure are not limited to engineering.
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.