Chelsea

Works to remove the Chelsea Road level crossing will start in 2020.

The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and Chelsea Road will be closed to vehicles.

Argyle Avenue will have new road connection at the current level and Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway. The Swanpool Avenue level crossing will also be closed to vehicles.

The new road connection between Thames Promenade and the Nepean Highway will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.

A new Chelsea Station, with improved pedestrian and bus connections, will be built as part of the project.

The boom gates at the three Chelsea level crossings can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.

Construction starts next year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.

In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will help us as we continue to plan for the removal of the level crossings. Visit Your Level Crossings to provide your feedback on the project.

For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.


Works to remove the Chelsea Road level crossing will start in 2020.

The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and Chelsea Road will be closed to vehicles.

Argyle Avenue will have new road connection at the current level and Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway. The Swanpool Avenue level crossing will also be closed to vehicles.

The new road connection between Thames Promenade and the Nepean Highway will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.

A new Chelsea Station, with improved pedestrian and bus connections, will be built as part of the project.

The boom gates at the three Chelsea level crossings can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.

Construction starts next year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.

In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will help us as we continue to plan for the removal of the level crossings. Visit Your Level Crossings to provide your feedback on the project.

For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.


  • We are re-opening our Chelsea general feedback form to provide further opportunity to hear your feedback, and we’ve also opened general feedback surveys for Edithvale and Bonbeach.

    Your feedback will help refine the station design elements, such as landscaping, materials, finishes and public art opportunities.

    Please note, if you completed this survey in August/September you don’t need to do it again.

    Feedback closes 5:00pm Friday 25 October.

    We are re-opening our Chelsea general feedback form to provide further opportunity to hear your feedback, and we’ve also opened general feedback surveys for Edithvale and Bonbeach.

    Your feedback will help refine the station design elements, such as landscaping, materials, finishes and public art opportunities.

    Please note, if you completed this survey in August/September you don’t need to do it again.

    Feedback closes 5:00pm Friday 25 October.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Nominations are invited from members of the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach communities who feel passionate about their local area and wish to be involved in the Stakeholder Liaison Group for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects. 

    Local knowledge and insight is important as we head into the construction phase of the project, to help minimise impacts on local communities. 

    If you’re living, in the area and have an interest in how the project will affect you and your community, we want to hear from you!

    SLG Role

    The purpose of the SLG

    Nominations are invited from members of the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach communities who feel passionate about their local area and wish to be involved in the Stakeholder Liaison Group for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects. 

    Local knowledge and insight is important as we head into the construction phase of the project, to help minimise impacts on local communities. 

    If you’re living, in the area and have an interest in how the project will affect you and your community, we want to hear from you!

    SLG Role

    The purpose of the SLG is to ensure that local community members can have input into managing impacts from the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal project.

    The SLG will assist the project team by:

      Acting as a conduit between the project team and the community.

      Providing local perspectives on the project, particularly in relation to minimising impacts on the community.

      Providing input into the planning and implementation of the project, including identifying opportunities for effectively communicating with the community.

    Criteria for membership

    Nominations to join the SLG are invited from people who reflect the range of interests in the local Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach communities and are affected by the project.

    SLG 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 and look beyond personal interests for the benefit of the community.

      Able to commit to the SLG for the time required.

    An overall assessment an overall assessment will be made of the best mix of members to achieve the greatest diversity.

    Submissions for the Stakeholder Liaison Group closed Monday 30 September 2019.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The removal of three dangerous and congested level crossings in Chelsea is being fast tracked to coordinate with works at Edithvale and Bonbeach. 

    To begin construction in Chelsea, we need to seek appropriate planning approvals.

    The Planning Scheme Amendment process gives the community the opportunity to share what is important to them.

    This process is commonly used for infrastructure projects including most level crossing removal projects in Melbourne.

    As part of the Planning Scheme Amendment process, the community and other interested parties have an opportunity to provide feedback or raise issues about the project. 

    The removal of three dangerous and congested level crossings in Chelsea is being fast tracked to coordinate with works at Edithvale and Bonbeach. 

    To begin construction in Chelsea, we need to seek appropriate planning approvals.

    The Planning Scheme Amendment process gives the community the opportunity to share what is important to them.

    This process is commonly used for infrastructure projects including most level crossing removal projects in Melbourne.

    As part of the Planning Scheme Amendment process, the community and other interested parties have an opportunity to provide feedback or raise issues about the project. 

    You can participate in this process by submitting your feedback below or in person at one of our community drop-in sessions.

    A summary of all submissions will be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the relevant planning schemes. 

    Submissions may relate to any aspect of the Chelsea Level Crossing Removal Project including design considerations, management or mitigation measures for any potential impacts or any other matter relevant to the construction or operation of the project.

    Submissions closed at 5.00pm Wednesday 4 September.

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