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Works notice – Preston level crossing 24 hour works

Works notices

The Preston Level Crossing Removal Project will be undertaking 24-hour works within the rail corridor between Rushall Station, Fitzroy North, and Regent Street, Preston.

Works notice – Power pole works at Oakover Road and Railway Place East

On Saturday 18 September, we will be completing power pole removal work at the intersection of Railway Place East and Oakover Road. These works were originally planned to take place in July and August

Works notice – Rail communication upgrades at Thornbury Station

Works notices

From 14 September for approximately one week, we continue works to upgrade essential underground power and rail communication systems.

Works notice – Preston service investigation works and rail communications upgrades

Works notices

Works are required along the rail corridor adjacent to Croxton Station along Stott Street and the intersection at Woolton Avenue from Monday 30 August to mid-October.

Preston Level Crossing Removal Project – stages of construction fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

We are removing the level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston.

Works notice – Oakover Road night works, early September

Works notices

From Wednesday 1 September to Friday 3 September, we will be undertaking non-destructive digging at the Oakover Road and Railway Place East intersection, adjacent to the Yarra Trams depot.

Works notice – hardstand construction from Bell Street to Bruce Street during September

Works notices

From Monday 30 August to late September, the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project will be installing hardstand from Donovan Street to Bruce Street in Preston.

Works notice – Preston Station overnight deliveries September

Works notices

Works to construct the rail bridges on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project continue to ramp up with more L- Beams and platform steel modules, due to be delivered in September.

Works notice – night works at Bell Station

Works notices

As works progress for the construction of the rail bridge, the Preston Level Crossing Removal team will be undertaking a variety of works at night throughout August and September.

Works notice – abutment and retaining wall construction, Murray Road

Works notices

From Friday 13 August the Preston Level Crossing Removal project will commence construction of abutments and retaining walls which will support the end of the rail bridge at Murray Road.

Works notice – abutment and retaining wall construction, Oakover Road

Works notices

From Friday 13 August until late 2021, the Preston Level Crossing Removal team will commence construction of the abutments and retaining wall which will support the rail bridge near Railway Place East

Preston Level Crossing Removal Project – Stakeholder Liaison Group

Other

The Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

Works notice – Preston sewer pipe relocation works

Works notices

From Thursday 5 August until mid- September the Preston Level Crossing Removal Team will be relocating a section of the sewer pipe to make way for the rail bridge.

Preston Level Crossing Removal Project – How we'll build the rail bridge

Fact sheets and brochures

Read our fact sheet for more information on how we’ll build the new elevated rail in Preston and what to expect.

Works notice – overnight deliveries at Preston Station in August

Works notices

Works to construct the rail bridges on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project are now underway and will begin to take shape with the delivery of our first pre-cast concrete structures in August

Works notice – Preston acquired property removal

Works notices

From 12 July until mid-August, the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project will be removing acquired properties on Bruce Street, Herbert Street and Emery Street.

Works notice – Garnet and Gertrude Streets, Preston lane closures

Works notices

As part of works to rebuild Bell Station, the Preston Level Crossing Removal team needs to close the laneway between Garnet Street and Gertrude Street.

Works notice – Cramer Street, Preston July road closure

Works notices

Cramer Street will be closed at the level crossing from 7pm Tuesday 6 July to 6am Wednesday 7 July and 7pm Wednesday 14 July to 6am Thursday 15 July.

Works notice – Bell Street and Donovan Street drainage works, July 2021

Works notices

From Monday 5 July to Wednesday 8 July we will be undertaking non-destructive digging at the Bell Street and Donovan Street intersection.

Works notice – Thornbury Station rail communication upgrades

Works notices

From 26 June to end of August 2021, we will be recommencing works to upgrade essential underground power and rail communication systems (CSR).

Preston Project Area Designation

Other

On 7 May 2020, the Minister for Planning designated the Project Area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).

Bell and Preston temporary stations fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

There will be temporary Bell and Preston stations. This means that services along the Mernda line can continue throughout major works.

Bell Station fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing four level crossings and building two new stations in Preston.

Bell Station overview and FAQs

Fact sheets and brochures

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing four level crossings and building two new stations in Preston. These are some of our frequently asked questions.

Preston – What to expect during construction fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

To build the rail bridge, specialised machinery is needed. As with any major construction, this can result in noise and vibration. Learn what to expect during construction on our Preston project.

Preston open space feedback report

Reports

This report summarises the key themes raised in the Preston open space feedback.

Preston community update – March 2021

Community updates

Works have begun on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project, which will see the level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road gone by the end of 2022.

Preston community update – December 2020

Community updates

Early works have started on the Preston level crossing removals in preparation for major construction scheduled to begin in 2021.

Preston open space consultation

Fact sheets and brochures

Working closely with expert urban and landscape designers, we’ve been collecting feedback and insights from the local community for over 12 months to help design the new open space.

Preston open space constraints and considerations

Fact sheets and brochures

There are a number of considerations and constraints we needed to account for in developing the design for the open space as part of the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

Preston Open Space Advisory Panel (POSAP)

Other

The Preston Open Space Advisory Panel is made up of the local community members who will provide input into how Preston’s newest community open spaces will be developed.

Preston Q and As

Other

Questions and answers about the four level crossing removals in Preston.

Preston – Managing vegetation removal fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

Trees, vegetation and green space are valued by the Preston community. Minimising the impact of tree and vegetation removal is an important consideration in the design and construction of the project.

Preston community update – October 2020

Community updates

We’re working hard on designs to remove dangerous and congested level crossings at Murray Road, Cramer Street, Bell Street and Oakover Road in Preston and build two new stations.

New Preston Station fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

Providing a welcoming gateway to Preston, the design of the new Preston Station makes it safer and more convenient gateway for locals and visitors to Preston.

New Bell Station fact sheet

Fact sheets and brochures

The new Bell Station design reflects Preston’s rich history with post-war roof tops, and references to the local art and culture scene.

Preston open space consultation report

Reports

The Preston open space consultation report will outline the key principles and themes that emerged from feedback from the community, local businesses and stakeholders.

North Western Program Alliance sustainability policy

Policies

We are adopting a strategic and resilient approach to address and mitigate the existing and emerging sustainability challenges for the rail infrastructure environment and our local communities.

Preston Open Space Advisory Panel - Terms of Reference

Other

The Preston Open Space Advisory Panel has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during planning for the development of the open spaces as part of a wider engagement program.

Preston community feedback report – February 2020

Reports

This report details key themes raised in community feedback about the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

Preston community update – November 2019

Community Updates

We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Murray Road, Cramer Street, Bell Street and Oakover Road, Preston, and building new Bell and Preston stations.

Preston community update - May 2019

Community updates

We’re removing four dangerous and congested level crossings and building two new stations on the Mernda line.

Bell Street, Preston Community Update - November 2017

Community updates

Planning and investigations are well underway to remove the dangerous and congested Bell Street level crossing in Preston.

Bell Street, Preston Community Update - March 2017

Community updates

We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossing at Bell Street in Preston to provide better traffic flow and improved safety and connectivity in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Bell Street, Preston fact sheet: Frequently Asked Questions – October 2016

Fact sheets and brochures

Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings will transform the way people live, work and travel across metropolitan Melbourne and improve safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Bell Street, Preston Community Update - September 2016

Community updates

We’re removing the level crossing at Bell Street in Preston as it is a major cause of congestion for the 52,000 vehicles that pass through it each weekday.

North Eastern Program Alliance Sustainability Policy

Policies

The Alliance is committed to maximising our long-term environmental, economic and socio-economic performance in the interests of the business, our stakeholders and our planet.

North Eastern Program Alliance Communications Policy

Policies

The Alliance is committed to consistent, effective and transparent communication both internally and externally. We lead by example and engage with others collaboratively and with respect.

North Eastern Program Alliance Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Policies

The Alliance is committed to maintaining the highest standard of employment practice and aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work.

North Eastern Program Alliance Supply Chain Policy

Policies

The Alliance is committed to achieving the best value for money for our clients, meeting their requirements and performing to expectations.

North Eastern Program Alliance Environmental Policy

Policies

The Alliance is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment. High environmental performance is an ongoing priority and is achieved by our actions in line with this policy.

North Eastern Program Alliance Indigenous Participation Statement

Policies

The Alliance is committed to providing leadership and opportunities for the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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