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Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – Stakeholder Liaison Group

Community Updates

The Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during the level crossing removal projects.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach - Traffic improvements and changes

Fact sheets and Brochures

The removal of five level crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach means that boom gates will no longer bank up traffic waiting to cross the Frankston line in peak hours.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach community update – February 2020

Community Updates

At Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach we’re building new modern stations designed to better connect commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to local activity hubs, community facilities and the beach.

Edithvale and Bonbeach Monitoring and Management Plans

Reports

Publications of the Groundwater Monitoring and Management Plan & Edithvale Wetlands Monitoring and Mitigation Plan under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

New Edithvale Station factsheet

Fact sheets and Brochures

The new Edithvale Station is designed to enhance connections around the area. Improved bike facilities and walking and cycling connections will create more ways to get to the new Edithvale Station.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – early site works

Fact sheets and Brochures

Early geotechnical investigations help us understand important ground conditions and locate underground services across the project area.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach traffic improvements and changes – July 2019

Fact sheets and Brochures

From Edithvale to Bonbeach we’re getting rid of five dangerous level crossings, fixing local road networks and upgrading dangerous intersections.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach community update – July 2019

Community Updates

Three dangerous and congested crossings in Chelsea are being fast-tracked for removal at Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea Road and Argyle Avenue.

Chelsea community update - April 2019

Community Updates

The Victorian Government has already removed five dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line and 13 more will go by the end of 2025.

What to expect during construction

Fact sheets and Brochures

During the construction period for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals, there will be disruptions to trains, road closures, and an increase in traffic in the local area.

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.

Environmental Management Framework

Other

The Environmental Management Framework outlines clear accountabilities for the delivery and monitoring of the level crossing removals at Edithvale Road, Edithvale and Bondi Road, Bonbeach.

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.

Edithvale and Bonbeach Community Update - March 2018

Community Updates

In Edithvale and Bonbeach, an Environment Effects Statement has just been released and is now on public exhibit until 2 May 2018.

EES Summary report

Reports

The EES found that trenches are feasible at both Edithvale and Bonbeach, and that the level crossing works would not impact the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands.

Make a submission

Other

Make a submission for the EES

EES Overview

Fact sheets and Brochures

This EES is a detailed study into the potential impacts of the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossings projects.

Environmental Management Framework

Fact sheets and Brochures

An Environmental Management Framework provides a plan to minimise and manage potential environmental impacts of the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.

Groundwater levels

Fact sheets and Brochures

We’ve done extensive monitoring and conducted detailed investigations into the potential effects of the rail trenches at Edithvale and Bonbeach on groundwater.

EES Timeline

Other

Timeline of the Environment Effects Statement

Changes to your area

Fact sheets and Brochures

When we remove a level crossing, there can be many changes, including train noise, traffic operations, surface water quality, landscape, business and social changes.

Vegetation

Fact sheets and Brochures

The EES found that the vegetation in the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands would not be impacted by the level crossing removals at Edithvale and Bonbeach.

Read the EES

Other

Read the EES documentation

Groundwater quality

Fact sheets and Brochures

A key aim of the EES was to ensure we fully understand and manage potential impacts the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects may have on groundwater quality.

Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands

Fact sheets and Brochures

Because of the projects’ proximity to the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands, LXRA prepared an EES to understand and manage any potential environmental impacts from the projects.

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.

Edithvale and Bonbeach Community Reference Group

Other

Community Reference Group meeting summaries

Bonbeach and Edithvale Community Update - September 2017

Community Updates

Planning for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals is progressing well.

Edithvale/Bonbeach Community Reference Group

Other

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

Edithvale Factsheet: Environment

Fact sheets and Brochures

Removing the Edithvale Road level crossing in Edithvale will require careful planning to minimise impacts on the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands, groundwater, and trees and vegetation.

Edithvale Factsheet: Construction

Fact sheets and Brochures

The rail line will be lowered into a trench and Edithvale Road will be rebuilt at its existing level. Edithvale Station will also be rebuilt.

Edithvale Community Update – February 2017

Community Updates

The Victorian Government recently announced we're removing the Edithvale Road level crossing by lowering the rail line into a trench and rebuilding Edithvale Road at the existing road level.

Edithvale Factsheet: Overview

Fact sheets and Brochures

The Level Crossing Removal Project will deliver many benefits to those who live around Edithvale and travel along the Frankston line.

Edithvale 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 the dangerous and congested level crossing at Edithvale.

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: Hydrology

Fact sheets and Brochures

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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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