Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum

Artist impression of Carrum promenade


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.

The first major milestone to improve connections in Carrum is complete with the opening of Karrum Karrum Bridge – linking the Bonbeach and Carrum communities and enabling the future closure of the Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach level crossing.

Major works are underway to remove the level crossings in Carrum, build a new Carrum Station and create a more direct road network for locals with a new connection between McLeod Road and Nepean Highway through to the beach.

The level crossing removals and $50 million revitalisation will create over 1.2 hectares of new community space, equivalent to the size of AAMI Park.

Four new areas will be created including a new foreshore park, a village green between Station Street and Nepean Highway, a town square at the new Carrum Station main entrance and a station garden at the second entrance near Walkers Road.

The closure of the Eel Race Road, Carrum and Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach level crossings are expected in early 2020.

Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group

The Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group (CRRG) has been meeting regularly since 2017 to help to shape the designs for the new open spaces being created as part of the Carrum level crossing removal project and $50 million revitalisation.

The CRRG is made up of local traders, community representatives and industry experts, including representatives from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne and open space design and usability specialists.

This group has provided valuable input into the design and will continue to meet until final designs are announced later this year.


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.

The first major milestone to improve connections in Carrum is complete with the opening of Karrum Karrum Bridge – linking the Bonbeach and Carrum communities and enabling the future closure of the Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach level crossing.

Major works are underway to remove the level crossings in Carrum, build a new Carrum Station and create a more direct road network for locals with a new connection between McLeod Road and Nepean Highway through to the beach.

The level crossing removals and $50 million revitalisation will create over 1.2 hectares of new community space, equivalent to the size of AAMI Park.

Four new areas will be created including a new foreshore park, a village green between Station Street and Nepean Highway, a town square at the new Carrum Station main entrance and a station garden at the second entrance near Walkers Road.

The closure of the Eel Race Road, Carrum and Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach level crossings are expected in early 2020.

Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group

The Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group (CRRG) has been meeting regularly since 2017 to help to shape the designs for the new open spaces being created as part of the Carrum level crossing removal project and $50 million revitalisation.

The CRRG is made up of local traders, community representatives and industry experts, including representatives from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne and open space design and usability specialists.

This group has provided valuable input into the design and will continue to meet until final designs are announced later this year.

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    The purpose of the SLG is to provide community members and stakeholders affected by construction activities in Carrum with information about the project.

    The SLG will assist the project team by:

    • Providing a local perspective, particularly in relation to minimising construction impacts on the local community.
    • Bringing local knowledge and networks to encourage discussions with interested and affected residents, businesses, and interest and industry groups.
    • Creating opportunities for individuals and groups affected by the project to participate in the project's community events.
    • Passing on SLG endorsed information to the community and sharing input from the community

    The purpose of the SLG is to provide community members and stakeholders affected by construction activities in Carrum with information about the project.

    The SLG will assist the project team by:

    • Providing a local perspective, particularly in relation to minimising construction impacts on the local community.
    • Bringing local knowledge and networks to encourage discussions with interested and affected residents, businesses, and interest and industry groups.
    • Creating opportunities for individuals and groups affected by the project to participate in the project's community events.
    • Passing on SLG endorsed information to the community and sharing input from the community with the project team.

    Criteria for membership

    Nominations to join the SLG are invited from people who reflect the range of interests in the local Carrum community and are affected by the project.

    SLG members should meet at least two of the following criteria:

    • Involvement in the wider community.
    • Endorsed by local organisation (if representing one).
    • Strong community networks and linkages.
    • Demonstrated ability to constructively participate in an advisory capacity.
    • Ability to represent a broad range of views that reflect the diversity of the community.
    • Strong understanding of the local community and its social, environmental and economic influences.
    • Good knowledge and understanding of the local issues that are relevant to the project.
    • Possess a willingness to contribute positively to meetings in a fair and unbiased manner.
    • Have an ability to look beyond personal interests for the benefit of the community.
    • Ability and willingness to encourage participation from and provide unbiased feedback to the community regarding the project.
    • Able to commit to the SLG for the time required.

    In addition to the above criteria, which will carry equal weight in the assessment of nominations, an overall assessment will be made of the best mix of members to achieve the greatest diversity.

    The SLG membership will be selected by a panel comprising of representatives from the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) and the Minister for Public Transport.

    Nominations close on 5:00 pm 28 Thursday February 2019.

    To stay informed about the project, we encourage you to sign up for email updates at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

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    In 2017, we heard that safe, unrestricted access to the beach is important, with many also asking for increased parking in the area. The project will deliver dozens of additional car spaces across Carrum. We also heard your community wants a multi-use community space that can be used all year round. 

    In this survey, we're after your feedback on what you would like to see in the new beach promenade. Your feedback will help to inform the design of the space.

    In 2017, we heard that safe, unrestricted access to the beach is important, with many also asking for increased parking in the area. The project will deliver dozens of additional car spaces across Carrum. We also heard your community wants a multi-use community space that can be used all year round. 

    In this survey, we're after your feedback on what you would like to see in the new beach promenade. Your feedback will help to inform the design of the space.

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    In 2017, your community told us they would like the new village square to be a place they can meet with friends to enjoy a coffee or lunch from the local cafes. 

    There was also a strong interest in creating an exciting new space that will enhance the area and support local businesses on Station Street. 

    We also heard a lot from your local community about providing more parking across Carrum and ensuring it is not just used for commuters. 

    New car parking in the village square will be delivered as part of the project to improve access to local

    In 2017, your community told us they would like the new village square to be a place they can meet with friends to enjoy a coffee or lunch from the local cafes. 

    There was also a strong interest in creating an exciting new space that will enhance the area and support local businesses on Station Street. 

    We also heard a lot from your local community about providing more parking across Carrum and ensuring it is not just used for commuters. 

    New car parking in the village square will be delivered as part of the project to improve access to local shops for residents.

    In this survey, we want to know what you want to see in the new village square.

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    In 2017, your community told us that they want a green space that is attractive, welcoming and reflects the seaside character of Carrum.  

    You told us you would like native vegetation that is easy to maintain and hardy enough to withstand bayside conditions. We also heard larger vegetation should be used to create shade in summer and to help screen the rail bridge. 

    In this survey, we’re now seeking some more detail about the kind of vegetation you would like to be planted as part of the project.

    In 2017, your community told us that they want a green space that is attractive, welcoming and reflects the seaside character of Carrum.  

    You told us you would like native vegetation that is easy to maintain and hardy enough to withstand bayside conditions. We also heard larger vegetation should be used to create shade in summer and to help screen the rail bridge. 

    In this survey, we’re now seeking some more detail about the kind of vegetation you would like to be planted as part of the project.

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    In 2017 we heard that residents want the final design to blend in with the environment, not stand out from it. You told us the design should have a low visual impact and look to maintain the character of Carrum. 

    We’ve also heard that re-purposing materials from old buildings for use elsewhere in the area would be a good way to maintain some of the local heritage.

    In this survey, we're after some more detail about what type of hard surfaces and materials you want to see in the new spaces.

    In 2017 we heard that residents want the final design to blend in with the environment, not stand out from it. You told us the design should have a low visual impact and look to maintain the character of Carrum. 

    We’ve also heard that re-purposing materials from old buildings for use elsewhere in the area would be a good way to maintain some of the local heritage.

    In this survey, we're after some more detail about what type of hard surfaces and materials you want to see in the new spaces.
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    Last year, we heard that locals want new community spaces that are safe and practical to use at all times of the day, throughout the year. 

    Your community told us they want these spaces filled with activities, public artwork to bring vibrancy and colour and lighting for safety and visual effect. 

    In this survey, we want to know more detail about what you want to see in these spaces.

    Last year, we heard that locals want new community spaces that are safe and practical to use at all times of the day, throughout the year. 

    Your community told us they want these spaces filled with activities, public artwork to bring vibrancy and colour and lighting for safety and visual effect. 

    In this survey, we want to know more detail about what you want to see in these spaces.

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    Your community told us to consider the new Carrum Station precinct as an integrated transport hub where walking and cycling are prioritised alongside trains, buses and vehicles. 

    You told us you want better walking and cycling connections that link up the beach, shops, river and existing trails into a single easy experience. 

    We also heard that new bike facilities like storage racks, repair stations and strategically placed water fountains would create added incentive for locals to ride their bikes.

    We will be building a new walking and cycling path stretching from Mascot Ave in Bonbeach through Seaford and on to

    Your community told us to consider the new Carrum Station precinct as an integrated transport hub where walking and cycling are prioritised alongside trains, buses and vehicles. 

    You told us you want better walking and cycling connections that link up the beach, shops, river and existing trails into a single easy experience. 

    We also heard that new bike facilities like storage racks, repair stations and strategically placed water fountains would create added incentive for locals to ride their bikes.

    We will be building a new walking and cycling path stretching from Mascot Ave in Bonbeach through Seaford and on to Frankston. 

    There will also be dedicated bike lanes on the new Station Street road bridge that will connect to existing local paths.

    In this survey, we want to know what facilities are most important to you.

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    We want to get to know the local traders in the area.

    Please fill in our local business survey and let us know how we can best assist you during construction.

    We want to get to know the local traders in the area.

    Please fill in our local business survey and let us know how we can best assist you during construction.


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    Nominations are invited from members of the Carrum community who feel passionate about their local area and wish to be involved in the Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group for the Carrum Revitalisation, which is being completed as part of the Carrum Level Crossing Removal Project. Local knowledge and insight is important as we develop the Carrum Revitalisation. If you’re living, learning or working in the area and have an interest in how the project will affect you and your community, we want to hear from you!

    CRRG Role

    The purpose of the CRRG is to ensure that local community

    Nominations are invited from members of the Carrum community who feel passionate about their local area and wish to be involved in the Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group for the Carrum Revitalisation, which is being completed as part of the Carrum Level Crossing Removal Project. Local knowledge and insight is important as we develop the Carrum Revitalisation. If you’re living, learning or working in the area and have an interest in how the project will affect you and your community, we want to hear from you!

    CRRG Role

    The purpose of the CRRG is to ensure that local community members can have input into the development of the Revitalisation.

    The CRRG will assist the project team by:

    • providing a local perspective/knowledge

    • provide connection to broader community networks and encourage discussions with interested and affected residents, businesses, interest and industry groups

    • creating opportunities for individuals and groups affected by the project to participate in the project’s community events.

    Criteria for membership

    Nominations to join the CRRG are invited from people who reflect the range of interests in the local Carrum community and are affected by the project.

    CRRG members should meet one or more of the following criteria:

    • Involvement in the wider community.

    • Endorsed by local organisation (if representing one)

    • Strong community networks and linkages

    • Demonstrated ability to constructively participate in an advisory capacity

    • Ability to represent a broad range of views that reflect the diversity of the community

    • Strong understanding of the local community and its social, environmental and economic influences

    • Good knowledge and understanding of the local issues that are relevant to the project

    • Possess a willingness to contribute positively to meetings in a fair and unbiased manner

    • Have an ability to look beyond personal interests for the benefit of the community

    • Ability and willingness to encourage participation from and provide unbiased feedback to the community regarding the project

    • Able to commit to the CRRG Group for the time required.

    In addition to the above criteria, which will carry equal weight in the assessment of nominations, an overall assessment will be made of the best mix of members to achieve the greatest diversity.

    The selection process

    The CRRG membership will be selected by a panel of representatives from the LXRA and the Minister for Public Transport.

    If you want to get involved in the Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group, please complete the form by Sunday 27 August 2017.

    Any questions? Contact the Carrum project team at LXRA on 1800 762 667 or email us on contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au


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    Welcome to our survey.

    What are the top things you would like LXRA to consider when designing the new beachside promenade?

    Following our Carrum Revitalisation community engagement in May and June this year, do you have any more feedback you would like to share with us? Has your feedback changed?

    A key finding from our engagement was that the proximity to the beach and the natural environment makes Carrum a special place to live. There is a strong local desire for the station precinct and village square to better connected to the beach. Find out more

    Welcome to our survey.

    What are the top things you would like LXRA to consider when designing the new beachside promenade?

    Following our Carrum Revitalisation community engagement in May and June this year, do you have any more feedback you would like to share with us? Has your feedback changed?

    A key finding from our engagement was that the proximity to the beach and the natural environment makes Carrum a special place to live. There is a strong local desire for the station precinct and village square to better connected to the beach. Find out more about what the community told us.

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    We invite you to provide feedback on the Carrum Level Crossing Removal Project.

    If you wish to give feedback on this project, we encourage you to make a formal submission by Sunday 18 June 2017 using this online form.

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority will use your feedback to further enhance the project design, and community feedback and submissions will help to inform decision-making about the project.

    Feedback received will also be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the Kingston and Frankston Planning Schemes. The proposed planning scheme amendment will apply to

    We invite you to provide feedback on the Carrum Level Crossing Removal Project.

    If you wish to give feedback on this project, we encourage you to make a formal submission by Sunday 18 June 2017 using this online form.

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority will use your feedback to further enhance the project design, and community feedback and submissions will help to inform decision-making about the project.

    Feedback received will also be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the Kingston and Frankston Planning Schemes. The proposed planning scheme amendment will apply to land within the rail and road corridors affected by the project as well as the land proposed to be permanently or temporarily required for the project, including access to the rail corridor.

    The amendment will put in place a site specific planning control called an Incorporated Document permitting development of the project without the need for further planning permits.


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