Bell to Moreland


On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

We are getting rid of the dangerous and congested level crossings at Bell Street, Reynard Street and Munro Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick, by raising the rail over road.

The project will deliver new community open spaces, improved cycling and pedestrian connections, and new Coburg and Moreland station precincts.

As we develop detailed designs, we want to hear from locals to inform features of the rail bridge and new open space, including walking and cycling connections and landscaping options.

In May and June 2019, we talked to the community about your vision and priorities for the new open space and station precincts. Your feedback will help shape the final design.

Later this year, we’ll be back out in the community to provide more details and ask for further input on the elevated rail line, station precincts and design of the open space.

Feedback will be considered along with local constraints, including:

  • the narrow corridor
  • drainage basins required to manage stormwater
  • maintenance requirements
  • properties near the rail line.

Construction on this vital project for the inner north will begin in 2019, with boom gates removed in 2020.


On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

We are getting rid of the dangerous and congested level crossings at Bell Street, Reynard Street and Munro Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick, by raising the rail over road.

The project will deliver new community open spaces, improved cycling and pedestrian connections, and new Coburg and Moreland station precincts.

As we develop detailed designs, we want to hear from locals to inform features of the rail bridge and new open space, including walking and cycling connections and landscaping options.

In May and June 2019, we talked to the community about your vision and priorities for the new open space and station precincts. Your feedback will help shape the final design.

Later this year, we’ll be back out in the community to provide more details and ask for further input on the elevated rail line, station precincts and design of the open space.

Feedback will be considered along with local constraints, including:

  • the narrow corridor
  • drainage basins required to manage stormwater
  • maintenance requirements
  • properties near the rail line.

Construction on this vital project for the inner north will begin in 2019, with boom gates removed in 2020.

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    The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal project will deliver new community open spaces, separated cycling and pedestrian paths, and new Coburg and Moreland station precincts.

    What we’ve heard

    Community feedback collected earlier this year on the new open space has been used to inform the early design of five key aspects of the open space:

    • nature playground
    • plants and gardens
    • dog park
    • flexible community space
    • sports and recreation area

    We would now like to know more details about what’s important to you so our project team can refine designs

    The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal project will deliver new community open spaces, separated cycling and pedestrian paths, and new Coburg and Moreland station precincts.

    What we’ve heard

    Community feedback collected earlier this year on the new open space has been used to inform the early design of five key aspects of the open space:

    • nature playground
    • plants and gardens
    • dog park
    • flexible community space
    • sports and recreation area

    We would now like to know more details about what’s important to you so our project team can refine designs for the local area. 

    Feedback will be considered along with local constraints, including:

    • the narrow rail corridor and properties in close proximity to the rail line
    • drainage basins required along the rail corridor
    • how the facilities will be maintained
    • heritage considerations.

    Submissions close 5:00pm 28 September 2019.

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    • Understand how we can best communicate with you
    • Identify opportunities to work with you
    • Find out what you’re concerned about so we can keep you informed

    Filling out this survey will help us:

    • Understand how we can best communicate with you
    • Identify opportunities to work with you
    • Find out what you’re concerned about so we can keep you informed

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    The Victorian Government has committed to removing two more level crossings on the Upfield line, at Reynard and Munro streets in Coburg. 

    These will be removed in addition to those at Bell Street, Coburg and Moreland Road, Brunswick. These four level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the road. 

    Your thoughts on the level crossing removals are important to us. We'll use your feedback to understand what the community's priorities are and what we need to consider as we develop the Planning Scheme Amendment documentation.

    Your submission must be received by LXRP by 5:00pm, 2 August

    The Victorian Government has committed to removing two more level crossings on the Upfield line, at Reynard and Munro streets in Coburg. 

    These will be removed in addition to those at Bell Street, Coburg and Moreland Road, Brunswick. These four level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the road. 

    Your thoughts on the level crossing removals are important to us. We'll use your feedback to understand what the community's priorities are and what we need to consider as we develop the Planning Scheme Amendment documentation.

    Your submission must be received by LXRP by 5:00pm, 2 August 2019.

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    The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project will deliver new community open spaces, improved cycling and pedestrian connections, and new Coburg and Moreland station precincts. 

    These new areas will be used by local people for generations to come and this is your opportunity to help shape your area. 

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm, Saturday 15 June 2019.

    The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project will deliver new community open spaces, improved cycling and pedestrian connections, and new Coburg and Moreland station precincts. 

    These new areas will be used by local people for generations to come and this is your opportunity to help shape your area. 

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm, Saturday 15 June 2019.

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    We're removing four crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick, by raising the rail line.

    Removing these level crossings will improve safety and create opportunities to transform the area through new open spaces between Moreland and Coburg stations. 

    We are seeking nominations to form part of a Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG).

    The SLG is a way for community members to be involved during the project. The SLG is not a decision-making body. It will assist the project team by: 

    • Sharing project information with community networks 

    • Providing a local perspective

    We're removing four crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick, by raising the rail line.

    Removing these level crossings will improve safety and create opportunities to transform the area through new open spaces between Moreland and Coburg stations. 

    We are seeking nominations to form part of a Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG).

    The SLG is a way for community members to be involved during the project. The SLG is not a decision-making body. It will assist the project team by: 

    • Sharing project information with community networks 

    • Providing a local perspective on project benefits and challenges 

    • Reporting back on feedback received from the community.

    The SLG will be independently facilitated and chaired by the Member for Pascoe Vale, Lizzie Blandthorn MP. 

    Nominations close on 5:00pm, Saturday 15 June 2019.

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    LXRA will soon be seeking planning approval from the Minister for Planning to help facilitate works. Property owners, occupiers and other interested parties are invited to submit feedback.

    The proposed amendment applies a site specific planning control via an incorporated document which includes a number of conditions that will need to be met to the satisfaction of the Minister for Planning. 

    The proposed conditions may include considerations relating to local heritage, urban design and environmental management.

    We will use your feedback to understand what is important to the community and what we need to consider

    LXRA will soon be seeking planning approval from the Minister for Planning to help facilitate works. Property owners, occupiers and other interested parties are invited to submit feedback.

    The proposed amendment applies a site specific planning control via an incorporated document which includes a number of conditions that will need to be met to the satisfaction of the Minister for Planning. 

    The proposed conditions may include considerations relating to local heritage, urban design and environmental management.

    We will use your feedback to understand what is important to the community and what we need to consider as we finalise the Planning Scheme Amendment request documentation and develop the designs. 

    A summary of all submissions and feedback received will be provided to the Minister for Planning as a part of a formal request for planning approval.

    Submissions close at 5:00pm Friday 7 September 2018.

    An approved Planning Scheme Amendment does not enable any works impacting State heritage listed sites or assets. Any change to a site or asset on the State Heritage Register requires a permit from Heritage Victoria.

    For more information, refer to the Planning Scheme Amendment Q&A and the draft incorporated document or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au


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    The Victorian Government is removing the level crossings at Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick.

    Removing these level crossings will improve traffic flow, ease congestion and make it safer for people in the area.

    Based on initial investigations, two feasible designs have been identified:

    • raising the rail line over Bell Street and Moreland Road
    • lowering the rail line under Bell Street and Moreland Road into an open trench.

    These designs minimise disruption to the community, preserve the heritage-listed stations and allow for the potential removal of other level crossings on the Upfield line in future.

    Road-based designs

    The Victorian Government is removing the level crossings at Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick.

    Removing these level crossings will improve traffic flow, ease congestion and make it safer for people in the area.

    Based on initial investigations, two feasible designs have been identified:

    • raising the rail line over Bell Street and Moreland Road
    • lowering the rail line under Bell Street and Moreland Road into an open trench.

    These designs minimise disruption to the community, preserve the heritage-listed stations and allow for the potential removal of other level crossings on the Upfield line in future.

    Road-based designs have been ruled out because they require significant compulsory property acquisition, have major impacts on the tram depot on Moreland Road and have permanent impacts on the shopping strips.

    Please read the information about the designs before completing this feedback form.

    Your feedback will help us to understand what is important to the community. In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will be an important consideration as we develop the design for the removal of the level crossings.

    Feedback closes on Thursday 9 August 2018.

    As the project progresses, there will be further opportunities to provide feedback.

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