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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston are being removed.

The rail line will be raised over the roads on the Mernda line, delivering new open space underneath the two-kilometre rail bridge.

A shared walking and cycling path from Oakover Road through to Murray Road will connect locals to the new stations and open spaces.

The project will also deliver new stations at Preston and Bell.

The four level crossings will be removed simultaneously to minimise disruption to the community.

Around 82,000 vehicles pass through these level crossings on the Mernda line each day, with the boom gates down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak.

These level crossings will be removed by the end of 2022 and the open space ready for locals to enjoy in 2023.

The Preston Open Space Advisory Panel (POSAP) has now been formed. This is comprised of local community and council representatives to help shape Preston's newest open spaces.

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.


Current works notices

Works notice – Preston power pole installation

Works notice – demolition of former Girl Guides and Trugo Club buildings

Works notice - Preston site investigation works

Works notice – Murray Road to Regent Street utility relocation

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Preston Station precinct

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Edith Street and Preston City Oval

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Bell Station and Railway Place East

Works notice – Preston site office establishment, Murray Road

Works notice – Preston site office establishment, Cramer Street


Current disruptions

29 Sep 2020 1601301600 1606827540 to 01 Dec 2020

Cramer Street, Preston – car park closures

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MERNDA LINE

Up to ten on-street car parks along Cramer Street, Preston will be closed from Tuesday 29 September to Tuesday 1 December, between 7am to 6pm weekdays and 7am to 3pm on Saturdays.

20 Oct 2020 1603112400 1604235540 to Nov 2020

Cramer Street, Preston – median strip removal

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MERNDA LINE

The median strip on Cramer Street, Preston will be removed and the road will be repaved from Tuesday 20 October to early November 2020.

20 Oct 2020 1603112400 1671109140 to Dec 2022

Preston Oval, Preston – car park closure

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MERNDA LINE

The car park between the rail line and oval pavilion will be closed from Tuesday 20 October 2020 to late 2022.

26 Oct 2020 1603630800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Railway Place East, Preston – lane closure

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MERNDA LINE

There will be one-way southbound vehicle access on Railway Place East, between Esther Street, Oakover Road and Miller Street from Monday 26 October 2020 to late 2022. 

26 Oct 2020 1603630800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Showers Street, Preston – pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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MERNDA LINE

The Showers Street, Preston pedestrian crossing will be closed from Monday 26 October 2020 to late 2022. 

06 Nov 2020 1604581200 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Preston Station precinct – car park closures

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MERNDA LINE

There will be car park closures around the Preston Station precinct from Friday 6 November 2020 to late 2022.

16 Nov 2020 1605445200 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Edith Street, Preston – access changes and car park closure

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MERNDA LINE

There will be access changes and car park closures on Edith Street, Preston from Monday 16 November to late 2022.

10 Dec 2020 1607518800 1607518800

Edith Street, Preston – road closure

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MERNDA LINE

Edith Street will be closed between Bruce Street and Cramer Street on Thursday 10 December between 7am and 6pm to allow for power poles to be installed and replaced.

News

First look at new Bell and Preston stations

First look at new Bell and Preston stations

04 Oct 2020
Preston open space feedback – what we heard

Preston open space feedback – what we heard

22 Jun 2020

Featured video

Image gallery

Publications

Works notice – Preston power pole installation

23 Nov 2020

On Thursday 10 December between 7am and 6pm Jemena will be installing power poles along Edith Street and replacing a pole on the corner of Edith and Bruce streets.

Works notice – demolition of former Girl Guides and Trugo Club buildings

19 Nov 2020

To make way for the new Preston Station and car park we need to demolish the former Girl Guides and Trugo Club buildings.

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Cramer Street, Preston

Current events

Preston Open Space community drop-in sessions

Based on current health advice our upcoming Preston Open Space community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.

28 Mar 2020

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