On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
The level crossings at Bell Street, Coburg and Moreland Road, Brunswick are set to be removed, with works starting in 2019 and the boom gates expected to be gone in 2020.
Following community consultation undertaken in 2018, the project team is now assessing engineering requirements and technical considerations, along with community feedback, to refine the design for the removal of these level crossings.
There will be further community consultation about the project in early 2019.
The existing heritage-listed buildings at Coburg and Moreland stations will be preserved as part of this project.
Removing these dangerous and congested level crossings will make communities safer, better connected and get locals in Melbourne’s north home sooner.
The Bell Street and Moreland Road level crossings will be removed together as one project to help minimise disruption to the community.
A Planning Scheme Amendment is a change to the relevant Planning Scheme (in this instance the Moreland Planning Scheme) to conduct works in the area.