Cardinia Road, Pakenham

The Cardinia Road, Pakenham level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge. It is one of 17 level crossings to go on the Pakenham line.

A road bridge will create opportunities for local connections, landscape design and will minimise disruption to road and train users during construction.

Major works will begin later in 2019, with the boom gates gone by 2021.

The boom gates at Cardinia Road are down for up to a third of the morning peak and by 2026, more than 24,000 cars will travel through the crossing every day.

Removing this level crossing will improve traffic flow, provide the opportunity for more train services in the future and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

For more information on the project, visit the Cardinia Road level crossing removal page .

To keep up to date with our progress, please sign up for email updates.

The Cardinia Road, Pakenham level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge. It is one of 17 level crossings to go on the Pakenham line.

A road bridge will create opportunities for local connections, landscape design and will minimise disruption to road and train users during construction.

Major works will begin later in 2019, with the boom gates gone by 2021.

The boom gates at Cardinia Road are down for up to a third of the morning peak and by 2026, more than 24,000 cars will travel through the crossing every day.

Removing this level crossing will improve traffic flow, provide the opportunity for more train services in the future and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

For more information on the project, visit the Cardinia Road level crossing removal page .

To keep up to date with our progress, please sign up for email updates.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Works are about to ramp up as we get on with the job of removing the level crossing at Cardinia Road, Berwick with a road bridge.

    Major construction will start in the coming months and we’re looking for community members to form a Construction Liaison Group (CLG). 

    The role of the CLG

    The CLG provides local perspectives and insights throughout the construction phase of the project. 

    While it has no formal decision-making power, the purpose of the CLG is to ensure that local communities have a voice on issues that may impact

    Works are about to ramp up as we get on with the job of removing the level crossing at Cardinia Road, Berwick with a road bridge.

    Major construction will start in the coming months and we’re looking for community members to form a Construction Liaison Group (CLG). 

    The role of the CLG

    The CLG provides local perspectives and insights throughout the construction phase of the project. 

    While it has no formal decision-making power, the purpose of the CLG is to ensure that local communities have a voice on issues that may impact them during construction. It will assist the project team by providing:

    • a local perspective, particularly in relation to minimising construction impacts on the community
    • information to the community about the project and its construction
    • local knowledge to discussions about the construction program.

    Criteria for membership

    Nominations to join the CLG are invited from people living or working near the works. The CLG will aim to create a diverse group, including residents, business owners and members of community groups, for example local residents’ associations.

    All CLG members must be able to:

    • provide information relevant to their community interest or area they represent
    • be able to objectively present the views of the community or area they represent, regardless of personal views
    • act as a two-way channel for communication between the community interest they represent and the CLG
    • be willing to pass on relevant information regardless of their personal views
    • listen and work cooperatively with others who may hold opposing views
    • commit time to attend evening meetings approximately every eight weeks.

    In addition to the above criteria, an overall assessment will be made on the best mix of members to achieve the greatest diversity.

    Nominations close Friday 1 November 2019.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We're getting on with the job of removing the dangerous and congested level crossing at Cardinia Road in Pakenham, one of 17 level crossings to go on the Pakenham line.

    Removing this level crossing will improve traffic flow, provide the opportunity for more train services in the future and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

    The Cardinia Road level crossing is fast tracked for removal with construction to begin later this year and the boom gates gone by 2021.

    In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback is an important consideration

    We're getting on with the job of removing the dangerous and congested level crossing at Cardinia Road in Pakenham, one of 17 level crossings to go on the Pakenham line.

    Removing this level crossing will improve traffic flow, provide the opportunity for more train services in the future and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

    The Cardinia Road level crossing is fast tracked for removal with construction to begin later this year and the boom gates gone by 2021.

    In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback is an important consideration as we progress the final design for the removal of the level crossing.

    We want to hear from you about what is important to the local community and how we can improve local connections, safety, walking and cycling paths and landscape design.

    Feedback closes at 5:00pm on Friday 7 June.

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