Level crossings removal in Moreland
Community Consultation Update (23 May 2019)
Moreland City Council has become aware that a number of properties in close proximity to the level crossing removal project area were not letterboxed information regarding the upcoming community consultation being conducted by the LXRP on the 25th and 28th of May 2019. Council notified the LXRP and they have confirmed that properties in the following streets were letterboxed on 22 May 2019 with information regarding the consultation sessions:
Station Street, Allen Street, Cameron Street, Audley Street, Loch Street, Railway Place, Gilmour Street and Main Street (for the sides of the street which back onto or face the rail line).
For all details regarding the consultation sessions or any further questions please visit the LXRP website or contact the LXRP on 1800 105 105.
Moreland City Council is also using it’s social media channels to assist in promoting the sessions to the community.
About the Level Crossing Removal Project in Moreland
The State Government has committed to removing 75 level crossings across Victoria. The crossings that have been confirmed for removal in Moreland along the Upfield train line, are located at:
A rail over road ‘sky rail’ elevated design will be used and new stations will be built at Coburg and Moreland, with the heritage-listed station buildings at Coburg and Moreland to be preserved.
These are welcome projects after many years of Council-led advocacy to prioritise removal of level crossings in Moreland.
The level crossing at Glenroy Road, Glenroy had previously been confirmed for removal. However this project is still in the early planning stage and no new information about the project was included in the State Government’s announcement on 7 May 2019.
Stay up-to-date on project by visiting the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) website.
Who is responsible for level crossing removal in Moreland?
This project is funded and delivered by the State Government via the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP).
Who to contact if I have questions about the level crossing removal project?
You can email the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) or call 1800 105 105.
Information can also be found on the Level Crossing Removal Project website. For languages other than English, please call the LXRP on 131 450.
What is Council's role?
Council's role is as a stakeholder, not a decision maker. Our focus is on ensuring the needs of its community are met, and its voice heard while works are underway.
Council’s role includes:
- Advocating for good design outcomes consistent with Council’s existing strategic plans and programs.
- Ensuring a clear Council position is strongly advocated for with LXRP.
- Planning ahead to provide ‘business as usual’ with minimal disruption for the services that Council delivers throughout the construction phases of the project.
- Advocating for LXRP to undertake comprehensive engagement activities and communication techniques to keep Moreland’s community informed about the LXRP process, timing and what is proposed and what influence the community can have over the projects.
The Council report and minutes on its position can be viewed at Minutes and Past Agendas.
You can also learn more about the background of this project:
- Council’s Advocacy Position - Links and public spaces on the Upfield line between Bell Street and Moreland Road (PDF 1Mb)
- Council report DED 16/18 Level Crossing Removals on the Upfield Line - Coburg and Brunswick (PDF 12Mb)
What will the design look like?
Find out more about the design on the Level Crossing Removal Project website.
When will works start?
To find out more, visit the Level Crossing Removal Project website.
Will the Level Crossing Removal Project hold further community consultation?
The LXRP are hosting two community drop-in sessions on Saturday 25 May and Tuesday 28 May.
Has the LXRP held any previous community consultation?
The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) hosted 2 community information sessions on 19 and 21 July 2018 where the public could speak to their team, find out more about the project and provide feedback.
The sessions were held at the Coburg Primary School (Junior Campus). Feedback for this consultation closed on Thursday 9 August 2018.
Planning Scheme Amendment consultation
The LXRP will be seeking planning approval from the Minister for Planning to help facilitate works associated with the removal of the level crossings. Property owners, occupiers and other interested parties were invited to submit feedback.
Feedback for this consultation closed on Friday 7 September 2018.
Community consultation and feedback
In October 2018, the LXRA (now LXRP) provided an update on the community consultation for the project and the planning scheme amendment, held in July-August 2018 and the community feedback received.
- Email Level Crossing Removal Project
- Phone 1800 105 105
- Visit the Level Crossing Removal Project website