Level crossings removal in Moreland
The Victorian Government announced its intention to remove 50 level crossings across Melbourne, and established the LXRA (Level Crossing Removal Authority) to deliver these projects.
In September 2016 details of 11 crossing removals were announced which included three within the City of Moreland:
- Glenroy Road, Glenroy
- Bell Street, Coburg
- Moreland Road, Brunswick
These are welcome projects after many years of Council-led advocacy to prioritise removal of level crossings in Moreland.
The level crossing removal projects are funded and delivered by the State Government through the LXRA.
These projects are very significant State investments and have the potential to be very positive ‘place shapers’.
All three projects are within our Activity Centres and each will involve redevelopment of a train station. In each project area, Council has strong policy positions to encourage growth and to make great places for people, through the relevant Structure Plans.
Council’s role in the level crossing projects are:
- Advocating for good design outcomes consistent with Council’s existing strategic plans and programs.
- Ensuring a clear Council position is strongly advocated for with LXRA.
- Providing the community with information about the LXRA process, timing and what is proposed and what influence the community can have over the projects.
On the 8 February 2017, Council considered a report on the level crossing projects and endorsed seven high level principles and place specific outcomes to form the basis of Council advocacy to the LXRA.
The Council report and minutes can be viewed at Minutes and Past Agendas.
It is expected that the Glenroy Road level crossing removal will be the first in Moreland and that public consultation will take place in mid-late 2017.
It is likely that formal consultation on the level crossing removals on Bell Street and Moreland Road will take place following Glenroy.
To stay informed on the latest progress with these projects, visit the Level Crossing Removal Authority’s website where you can also sign up for email updates.
For more information email Level Crossing Removal Authority or call 1800 762 667 (24 hours, 7 days).