Evans Road, Lyndhurst


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.

We’re getting on with the job of removing the level crossing at Evans Road, one of the last remaining level crossings along the Cranbourne line, with a road bridge design. Evans Road will be the first to go of these remaining crossings.

Evans Road has been closed at the level crossing since 2005 for community safety. Despite this, there are reports of road users taking huge risks to access the other side of the rail line.

By removing this level crossing with a road over rail design and reopening Evans Road, we will be restoring a vital connection for the local community – giving drivers, pedestrians and cyclists easier access to facilities and services on either side of the rail line. It will also create hundreds of jobs during construction.

As part of planning works, we are looking at opportunities to enhance urban design, create new pedestrian and cycling connections and reduce disruption to road and rail users during our work.

We want the community to help shape the look and feel of the design.



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.

We’re getting on with the job of removing the level crossing at Evans Road, one of the last remaining level crossings along the Cranbourne line, with a road bridge design. Evans Road will be the first to go of these remaining crossings.

Evans Road has been closed at the level crossing since 2005 for community safety. Despite this, there are reports of road users taking huge risks to access the other side of the rail line.

By removing this level crossing with a road over rail design and reopening Evans Road, we will be restoring a vital connection for the local community – giving drivers, pedestrians and cyclists easier access to facilities and services on either side of the rail line. It will also create hundreds of jobs during construction.

As part of planning works, we are looking at opportunities to enhance urban design, create new pedestrian and cycling connections and reduce disruption to road and rail users during our work.

We want the community to help shape the look and feel of the design.


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    Works are about to ramp up as we get on with the job of removing the level crossing at Evans Road, Lyndhurst 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 to help minimise impacts on communities. 

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

    Works are about to ramp up as we get on with the job of removing the level crossing at Evans Road, Lyndhurst 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 to help minimise impacts on communities. 

    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 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.

    If this is something that you’re interested in, click here to start your nomination.

    Nominations for the CLG close 5:00pm Wednesday 18 September.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Evans Road level crossing is being removed with a road bridge. 

    Using a road over rail design will provide significant benefits to the community, including restoring local connections and access to important services, such as shops and schools. 

    Your feedback will help us to understand what is important to the local community. In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will be an important consideration as we develop the final design for the removal of the level crossing.

    Feedback closes Sunday 14 April 2019.


    The Evans Road level crossing is being removed with a road bridge. 

    Using a road over rail design will provide significant benefits to the community, including restoring local connections and access to important services, such as shops and schools. 

    Your feedback will help us to understand what is important to the local community. In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will be an important consideration as we develop the final design for the removal of the level crossing.

    Feedback closes Sunday 14 April 2019.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey Planning Scheme to help facilitate project works.

    Property owners, occupiers and other interested parties are invited to submit formal feedback that forms part of the PSA request to 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 local heritage, flood management and environmental management.

    The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey Planning Scheme to help facilitate project works.

    Property owners, occupiers and other interested parties are invited to submit formal feedback that forms part of the PSA request to 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 local heritage, flood management and environmental management.

    Further information on the project and the associated PSA is available in our FAQs, and in the Evans Road 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 8 April and close at 5:00pm Friday 3 May 2019.

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