The level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert have been fast-tracked for removal in 2023. Both level crossings will be removed by lowering the tracks to run under the roads in a trench.
The level crossing in Surrey Hills was the scene of a tragic incident in 2016 and there have been a further eight near misses across the two level crossings since 2005.
Around 22,000 vehicles travel through these two crossings each day, with the boom gates down and causing congestion for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak.
As part of the project, we will also replace the existing Surrey Hills and Mont Albert stations by building one new premium station, with entrances at each end to maintain convenient access for the Mont Albert and Surrey Hills communities.
The rail trench design with a new premium station will ease congestion, improve safety and deliver more frequent services.
Once the project is complete, there will be no more level crossings between the city and Ringwood on Melbourne’s second-busiest rail line.
The project is in the early design stage and there are many decisions about the design that need to be made.
Now is the chance to share your preferences and ideas about aspects of the project to help inform designs for the station and surrounding precinct. This includes:
- overall look and feel
- how you want to use the new station precincts
- materials used for the station and surrounding areas
- screening and barriers along the rail trench
- landscaping and seating options
- pedestrian and cycling connections
- style of the new pedestrian bridge at Mont Albert Village
- future use of the old Mont Albert Station building
- location and inspiration for public art
- provision of car parking.
To find out more, refer to our:
- early concept designs
- explainer video.
The early concept designs and video are on the right of this page on a desktop or laptop computer, and at the bottom of the page on a smartphone or tablet.
To share your preference and ideas, fill in the surveys below.
Submissions close 11:59pm Sunday 14 February 2021.
Before you complete this survey, please note:
- All items in this survey are indicative examples only.
- We follow Urban Design Guidelines, which consider the extensive list of state and local strategic plans and policies as well as surrounding major projects.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025. As part of this project, we are engaging with local community members in relation to delivery of the level crossing removals.
LXRP collects your personal information through this survey should we need to contact you to follow up with you about the impacts if you have requested. Your personal information will only be used by LXRP for the purpose of contacting you about your survey responses.
LXRP will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except to the extent outlined above or where required to do so by law. If you wish to complete the form anonymously, we will consider what you have raised but will not be able to contact you to further discuss your submission or to follow up on concerns. We also may not be able to identify your submission if you wish to access it. You may contact LXRP to request access or correction to any personal information you have provided to us by emailing LXRP-FOI@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.