Cranbourne Line Upgrade

We are duplicating track and removing four level crossings between Cranbourne and Dandenong. We’re also building a brand new station at Merinda Park in Lyndhurst.

Early planning is underway, and we’re encouraging people who live or work in the area to provide feedback that will help guide us as we plan designs and construction.

Scroll down to complete survey.

The Cranbourne Line Upgrade is being carried out by the Level Crossing Removal Project on behalf of the Victorian Government. It will allow for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne line while making roads safer and more reliable.

To date, technical investigations have found that:

  • New, duplicated track will be installed to the western side of the existing one.
  • The best way to remove the level crossing at Greens Road is with a rail bridge over the road.

These works will be carefully coordinated to minimise disruption for road and rail users.

Planning Scheme Amendment

The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes to help facilitate works for this major upgrade. This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA).

The formal consultation period on the proposed PSA is now open, and you have the opportunity to formally submit feedback below.

Stay up to date

Stay updated with the latest project information by signing up to our email newsletters, and continue checking this page – more opportunities will be available for the community to share their ideas and provide feedback over the coming months.

We are duplicating track and removing four level crossings between Cranbourne and Dandenong. We’re also building a brand new station at Merinda Park in Lyndhurst.

Early planning is underway, and we’re encouraging people who live or work in the area to provide feedback that will help guide us as we plan designs and construction.

Scroll down to complete survey.

The Cranbourne Line Upgrade is being carried out by the Level Crossing Removal Project on behalf of the Victorian Government. It will allow for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne line while making roads safer and more reliable.

To date, technical investigations have found that:

  • New, duplicated track will be installed to the western side of the existing one.
  • The best way to remove the level crossing at Greens Road is with a rail bridge over the road.

These works will be carefully coordinated to minimise disruption for road and rail users.

Planning Scheme Amendment

The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes to help facilitate works for this major upgrade. This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA).

The formal consultation period on the proposed PSA is now open, and you have the opportunity to formally submit feedback below.

Stay up to date

Stay updated with the latest project information by signing up to our email newsletters, and continue checking this page – more opportunities will be available for the community to share their ideas and provide feedback over the coming months.

  • The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes to help facilitate project works.

    Along with the duplication of eight kilometres of track, this process specifically focuses on the removal of the level crossing at Greens Road, Dandenong South. 

    While most of the construction will occur within the existing rail corridor and is consistent with the current zoning of the land, an amendment to the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes will be sought from the Minister for Planning.

    The proposed amendment applies a site-specific planning control via

    The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes to help facilitate project works.

    Along with the duplication of eight kilometres of track, this process specifically focuses on the removal of the level crossing at Greens Road, Dandenong South. 

    While most of the construction will occur within the existing rail corridor and is consistent with the current zoning of the land, an amendment to the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes will be sought from the Minister for Planning.

    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 urban design and environment management.

    Further information on the project and the associated PSA is available in our FAQs, and in the Cranbourne Line Upgrade Land Map and Explanatory Report.

    We will use your feedback to understand what is important to the community, and what we need to consider as we finalise the PSA request documentation and develop detailed designs. 

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

    Completed submission forms can be emailed to contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

    Submissions open on Monday 2 September and close at 5:00pm on Monday 23 September 2019.

    Take Survey
  • We’re seeking your local knowledge ahead of vital rail and level crossing works between Cranbourne and Dandenong.

    To allow for more trains, more often, we’ll be duplicating track, building a brand new Merinda Park Station and removing four level crossings in Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Dandenong South and Dandenong.

    Your local knowledge is important. It will help guide both design and construction as we work towards a better transport network for Melbourne’s south east.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm 9 October 2019.

    We’re seeking your local knowledge ahead of vital rail and level crossing works between Cranbourne and Dandenong.

    To allow for more trains, more often, we’ll be duplicating track, building a brand new Merinda Park Station and removing four level crossings in Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Dandenong South and Dandenong.

    Your local knowledge is important. It will help guide both design and construction as we work towards a better transport network for Melbourne’s south east.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm 9 October 2019.

    Take Survey