Buckley Street, Essendon

Project overview

Major construction to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon is now complete.

The level crossing has been removed by building a road underpass beneath the railway line, and we've included new service roads to maintain local access.

Minor works, including landscaping, will continue until early 2019.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east.

Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day.

Project overview

Major construction to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon is now complete.

The level crossing has been removed by building a road underpass beneath the railway line, and we've included new service roads to maintain local access.

Minor works, including landscaping, will continue until early 2019.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east.

Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Your feedback is important to us. This is your opportunity to share your ideas about how you would like the area around Essendon Station to look once work is complete on removing the level crossing at Buckley Street.

    We want to understand what is important to you and hear your feedback to help shape the final design.

    We have developed a range of materials with detailed information about local movements, open spaces and the road underpass which you can refer to as you complete the survey.

    This survey closed on 31 August.


    Your feedback is important to us. This is your opportunity to share your ideas about how you would like the area around Essendon Station to look once work is complete on removing the level crossing at Buckley Street.

    We want to understand what is important to you and hear your feedback to help shape the final design.

    We have developed a range of materials with detailed information about local movements, open spaces and the road underpass which you can refer to as you complete the survey.

    This survey closed on 31 August.


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    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


    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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    Level Crossing Removal Project – Buckley Street, Essendon

    LXRA will seek planning approval for this project from the Minister for Planning. Property owners and occupiers and other interested parties, who may be affected by the project are now invited to formally submit feedback. This process for the Buckley Street level crossing removal is the same that has been followed by the LXRA for the 23 level crossings already removed or in construction.

    Submissions may outline concerns in response to, or support of, the design for the project. This can include:

    Level Crossing Removal Project – Buckley Street, Essendon

    LXRA will seek planning approval for this project from the Minister for Planning. Property owners and occupiers and other interested parties, who may be affected by the project are now invited to formally submit feedback. This process for the Buckley Street level crossing removal is the same that has been followed by the LXRA for the 23 level crossings already removed or in construction.

    Submissions may outline concerns in response to, or support of, the design for the project. This can include:

    • amenity considerations
    • management or mitigation measures for any potential impacts
    • any other matter relevant to the construction or operation of the project.

    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 must be received by 5:00pm Thursday 31 August 2017.

    View the project area interactive map to see the extent of the project area and what type of work is likely in each area.

    We encourage you to visit Buckley Street level crossing, call 1800 762 667 or visit us at our Info Hub at 20 Russell Street, Essendon to find out more about the project, especially if you are planning to make a submission.

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    We asked for your thoughts on the removal of the level crossing in Buckley Street, Essendon.

    We are using your feedback to understand what is important to the community and it is being considered as we develop our design. Feedback closed on Sunday 18 December 2016. 

    We asked for your thoughts on the removal of the level crossing in Buckley Street, Essendon.

    We are using your feedback to understand what is important to the community and it is being considered as we develop our design. Feedback closed on Sunday 18 December 2016. 

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