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Cheltenham and Mentone community update – August 2020

Community updates

Our crews in Cheltenham and Mentone successfully completed the longest rail closure undertaken on a level crossing removal project, with up to 1700 people working around the clock for 57 days.

Your new Mentone Station fact sheet

Fact sheets and Brochures

Your new Mentone Station opened on Monday 20 July. It features seamless connections to the new Mentone Renaissance area and a modern station design to revitalise the station precinct.

Cheltenham and Mentone community update – May 2020

Community Updates

Major construction begins on Sunday 24 May in Cheltenham and Mentone, when we will remove three level crossings, dig the rail trenches, lower the rail line under Park, Charman and Balcombe roads.

Parking changes in Mentone

Fact sheets and Brochures

As part of the Mentone level crossing removal, there will be changes to parking and footpath improvements in the area.

Mentone Community Reference Group meeting summaries

Community Updates

The Mentone Community Reference Group (CRG) is an advisory group that assists the project team by providing a local perspective on project issues and ensuring there is effective communication.

Cheltenham and Mentone community update – March 2020

Community Updates

The latest designs for the much-loved Mentone Station gardens will include more open space for the community and a garden bridge highlighting the heritage-listed station buildings.

Southern Program Alliance Policies

Policies

Safety, cultural diversity, procurement and quality policies of the Southern Program Alliance.

Mentone Community Reference Group

Other

We’ve formed a Mentone community reference group (CRG) of residents and representatives from local community groups to help shape the Project.

Mentone Station Gardens factsheet

Fact sheets and Brochures

Work will begin on the new Mentone Station precinct early this year. The new station design will preserve Mentone’s rich rail history while upgrading the station precinct.

Mentone and Cheltenham sustainability factsheet

Fact sheets and Brochures

We’re doing our bit to help the environment as works progress to remove 18 level crossings and build 12 new stations along the Frankston line.

Cheltenham and Mentone community update – December 2019

Community Updates

We started foundation works for the rail trench in Cheltenham in November, with more than 140 piles installed so far.

Cheltenham and Mentone construction impacts

Fact sheets and Brochures

We have management plans to help mitigate the impact of works on the local community in Cheltenham and Mentone.

Mentone and Cheltenham community update - November 2019

Community Updates

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line.

Mentone Station factsheet – October 2019

Fact sheets and brochures

Works will begin on the new Mentone Station in early 2020.

Mentone and Cheltenham major works update – October 2019

Community updates

Works are underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Balcombe Road in Mentone and at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham and Mentone community update - July 2019

Fact sheets and brochures

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line.

Cheltenham and Mentone trees and landscaping – July 2019

Fact sheets and brochures

We will be lowering the rail line into a trench at Cheltenham and Mentone, which requires extensive works either side of the existing rail tracks and tree and vegetation removal.

Cheltenham and Mentone Station car parking

Fact sheets and brochures

As part of the removal of three level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone, the Level Crossing Removal Project is providing new parking arrangements.

Protecting heritage features

Fact sheets and brochures

As part of the removal of three level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone, the Level Crossing Removal Project will protect and preserve the existing heritage station buildings.

Mentone community update – March 2019

Community updates

Construction to remove the level crossing at Balcombe Road in Mentone will start soon, with the level crossing gone for good by late 2020.

Cheltenham/Mentone Trader Reference Group

Other

We’ve formed a trader reference group (TRG) of residents and representatives from local traders and businesses to help shape the project.

Frankston quarterly update - October 2018

Community Updates

Over the past few months there have been significant changes to the Frankston line, including the removal of the level crossings at Skye Road in Frankston and at Seaford Road in Seaford.

Frankston line community update – June 2018

Community Updates

Over the course of May and June a construction blitz is underway to rebuild the new Frankston Station and remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road in Frankston.

Frankston Line Community Update – December 2017

Community Updates

Across the Frankston line, work to remove level crossings is well underway. Three are already gone and Skye/Overton Road in Frankston is under construction, to be completed in 2018.

Mentone Community Update - December 2017

Community updates

The second half of 2017 has been busy for the Mentone level crossing removal project with community workshops, more technical investigations and our tender process for a construction partner.

Mentone Community Update – July 2017

Community updates

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit our mobile information hub earlier this year and provided feedback on the level crossing removal at Mentone.

Cheltenham and Mentone FAQs

Fact sheets and brochures

Read the frequently asked questions about the Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removal projects.

Mentone Community Update - February 2017

Community updates

We will be lowering the rail line into a trench at Balcombe Road, Mentone and rebuilding the road at its current road level. We will also build a new Mentone Station.

Cheltenham and Mentone Community Update - December 2016

Community updates

Over the last 12 months, we've been talking to thousands of local people about the best way to remove these dangerous and congested level crossings at Cheltenham and Mentone.

Frankston Factsheet: Land acquisition and compensation

Fact sheets and brochures

This factsheet provides an overview of the processes that would apply if the Government is required to purchase or acquire privately-owned land as part of the Frankston line level crossing removals.

Frankston Factsheet: Planning and environmental approvals process

Fact sheets and brochures

We have conducted a range of site investigations and assessments and still have more work to do on the design options that are under consideration to identify all approvals requirements.

Frankston Factsheet: Hydrogeology

Fact sheets and brochures

Hydrogeology is the area of geology that deals with the distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil.

Frankston Factsheet: How do we assess options

Fact sheets and brochures

LXRA is committed to a comprehensive design assessment process for each potential design option to ensure we find the best solution for each site.

Frankston Factsheet: Car park survey

Fact sheets and brochures

We are undertaking car park surveys to investigate the originating suburbs for each car parked in station car parks on the Frankston line.

Frankston Factsheet: Hydrology

Fact sheets and brochures

Preliminary hydrology assessments have been undertaken to determine if there are any fundamental flaws with each design option.

Frankston Communication and engagement report

Reports

This report captures the outcomes and insights of the initial Frankston line community consultation program, ending in June 2016.

Frankston Factsheet: Feature survey

Fact sheets and brochures

A feature survey is essential to any construction or infrastructure project as it accurately maps the existing topography - the natural and man-made features of an area.

Frankston Factsheet: Traffic monitoring and modelling

Fact sheets and brochures

We undertake traffic monitoring and modelling to understand current traffic issues and to ensure that the project doesn't have an adverse impact on traffic and, ideally, reduces congestion.

Frankston Factsheet: Utilities investigation

Fact sheets and brochures

Utilities investigations look in detail at all of the services located around a level crossing removal site, such as electricity, gas and water.

Frankston Factsheet: Flora and fauna investigations

Fact sheets and brochures

We are committed to minimising the impact on flora and fauna, particularly sensitive species, as we design and construct level crossing removals along the Frankston line.

Frankston Factsheet: Assessment criteria

Fact sheets and brochures

Removing level crossings are complex projects with many environmental, community and technical considerations to be understood and balanced as potential designs are considered.

Frankston Factsheet: Cultural heritage

Fact sheets and brochures

We are continuing to undertake cultural heritage assessments to determine the possible impacts of proposed construction activities on Indigenous and European cultural heritage.

Frankston preliminary options assessment reports

Reports

These reports capture the outcomes and insights of the initial Frankston line community consultation program, ending in June 2016.

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