Which level crossings are gone?
The following Glen Eira level crossings are now gone:
- Centre Road, Bentleigh
- McKinnon Road, McKinnon
- North Road, Ormond
- Grange Road, Carnegie
- Koornang Road, Carnegie
- Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena
- Poath Road, Hughesdale
What's happening now?
The Victorian Government plans to remove the level crossings at Neerim Road and Glenguntly Road in Glen Huntly before 2025.
Where level crossings have been removed, work is under way to update the look and amenities of nearby areas. State Government staff are adding a range of improvements, including:
- bicycle paths
- walking tracks
- new trees, plants and vegetation.
I have a question about level crossing removals
How can Council help?
Although we can't make decisions about level crossing removal, we're advocating for the best outcomes for Glen Eira. We may be able to help with:
- recycling and waste services issues
- parking arrangements during improvement works
- information for local businesses disrupted by works
What is Council doing to protect trees and vegetation?
Although we have no authority in the rail corridor itself, we can impose conditions in some cases to protect some trees in roads and parks. We protected two trees that are more than 200 years old during the construction of the elevated rail. This includes ‘Rosie’, the much loved river red gum in Carnegie and a large river red gum in the car park near Boyd Park.
We also required that the government plant the same number of trees in landscaped areas after the project, and that they give at least seven days’ notice for proposed removals.
What about graffiti?
Some of you have expressed concerns about graffiti on the new concrete pile-ons that hold up the elevated rail.
We'll be reviewing this situation closely and removing graffiti as resources permit.
For more information, please visit our graffiti removal page.