Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna and Hurstbridge track duplication

Lower Plenty Road level crossing with boom gate down and train crossing


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 level crossing at Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna has been removed and the new Rosanna Station is open. Work to duplicate a 1.2 kilometre single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna on the Hurstbridge line is complete, meaning more trains can operate on the line.

Project overview

The level crossing at Lower Plenty Road was located near Rosanna Station. On a typical weekday, about 17,000 vehicles would pass through the level crossing. Many of these would travel through the level crossing during the two-hour morning peak, when the boom gates were down for 43 minutes.

An alliance consisting of Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan and Jacobs was awarded the contract to deliver the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade. The upgrade included the duplication of the Hurstbridge line between Heidelberg and Rosanna stations and level crossing removals at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna and Grange Road, Alphington.

Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna

The Victorian Government announced a rail bridge would replace the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna in 2017. This design ensured the vast majority of trees in Rosanna Parklands would be retained while enabling additional planting and landscaping in the station precinct.

Rosanna Station was also rebuilt as part of the level crossing removal. View the Rosanna Station and bridge designs.

Heidelberg track duplication

A second railway track has been built to the east of the existing track between Heidelberg and Rosanna stations. The duplication includes a second rail bridge built over Burgundy Street and a second rail tunnel under Darebin Street, while preserving all heritage features and structures.

View the rail duplication designs.

Stakeholder Liaison Group

During construction of the project, we needed a local perspective and insight to help minimise the construction impacts on local communities. Nominations were invited from members of the Rosanna and Heidelberg community who felt passionate about their local area and wished to be involved in the new Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) for the Rosanna to Heidelberg track duplication and the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal.

The SLG comprised stakeholders and community members who represented the views and interests of local residents and traders, special interest groups and organisations, and community groups.


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 level crossing at Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna has been removed and the new Rosanna Station is open. Work to duplicate a 1.2 kilometre single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna on the Hurstbridge line is complete, meaning more trains can operate on the line.

Project overview

The level crossing at Lower Plenty Road was located near Rosanna Station. On a typical weekday, about 17,000 vehicles would pass through the level crossing. Many of these would travel through the level crossing during the two-hour morning peak, when the boom gates were down for 43 minutes.

An alliance consisting of Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan and Jacobs was awarded the contract to deliver the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade. The upgrade included the duplication of the Hurstbridge line between Heidelberg and Rosanna stations and level crossing removals at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna and Grange Road, Alphington.

Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna

The Victorian Government announced a rail bridge would replace the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna in 2017. This design ensured the vast majority of trees in Rosanna Parklands would be retained while enabling additional planting and landscaping in the station precinct.

Rosanna Station was also rebuilt as part of the level crossing removal. View the Rosanna Station and bridge designs.

Heidelberg track duplication

A second railway track has been built to the east of the existing track between Heidelberg and Rosanna stations. The duplication includes a second rail bridge built over Burgundy Street and a second rail tunnel under Darebin Street, while preserving all heritage features and structures.

View the rail duplication designs.

Stakeholder Liaison Group

During construction of the project, we needed a local perspective and insight to help minimise the construction impacts on local communities. Nominations were invited from members of the Rosanna and Heidelberg community who felt passionate about their local area and wished to be involved in the new Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) for the Rosanna to Heidelberg track duplication and the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal.

The SLG comprised stakeholders and community members who represented the views and interests of local residents and traders, special interest groups and organisations, and community groups.

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    As well as removing the level crossing and rebuilding Rosanna Station, we will be introducing new landscaping designs, including for the corner of Lower Plenty Road and Beetham Parade, and around Rosanna Parklands.

    In early 2017, we presented different options to inform the design of the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal, such as colours and landscaping of the new station and surrounding open space at several drop-in sessions. 

    This feedback was incorporated into the final design, which was presented to the community last year. It has also been incorporated into the landscaping plans, which were presented to the

    As well as removing the level crossing and rebuilding Rosanna Station, we will be introducing new landscaping designs, including for the corner of Lower Plenty Road and Beetham Parade, and around Rosanna Parklands.

    In early 2017, we presented different options to inform the design of the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal, such as colours and landscaping of the new station and surrounding open space at several drop-in sessions. 

    This feedback was incorporated into the final design, which was presented to the community last year. It has also been incorporated into the landscaping plans, which were presented to the community in July.

    We’d like to hear your feedback on the final landscaping designs as part of the Rosanna Station precinct upgrades. You can view the landscaping design plans in our document library.


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    The project team is interested in identifying opportunities to work with all local businesses. It would help us if you could fill out the survey below. The survey will also help us to:

    • Understand what kind of local businesses are in the area

    • Identify how local businesses wish to be communicated/ engaged with

    • Identify opportunities to work with local businesses

    • Identify key concerns.

    The project team is interested in identifying opportunities to work with all local businesses. It would help us if you could fill out the survey below. The survey will also help us to:

    • Understand what kind of local businesses are in the area

    • Identify how local businesses wish to be communicated/ engaged with

    • Identify opportunities to work with local businesses

    • Identify key concerns.

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    As part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Updgrade, a study has been undertaken to identify additional urban design and transport improvements that may be included as part of the project in the Rosanna area.

    Please complete this survey to help us understand what is important to you.

    As part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Updgrade, a study has been undertaken to identify additional urban design and transport improvements that may be included as part of the project in the Rosanna area.

    Please complete this survey to help us understand what is important to you.

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    Removing the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road and building the new Rosanna station will change the way the community uses the local area. It will remove traffic congestion, create safer, more vibrant community spaces and make it easier to move between Rosanna Village and Rosanna Parklands.

    This is your opportunity to have a say about how your area will look and how the new open spaces will be used once the project is built. You can also provide feedback about the proposed design for the Burgundy Street bridge, which will be duplicated as part of the Hurstbridge

    Removing the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road and building the new Rosanna station will change the way the community uses the local area. It will remove traffic congestion, create safer, more vibrant community spaces and make it easier to move between Rosanna Village and Rosanna Parklands.

    This is your opportunity to have a say about how your area will look and how the new open spaces will be used once the project is built. You can also provide feedback about the proposed design for the Burgundy Street bridge, which will be duplicated as part of the Hurstbridge rail line upgrade. 

    We’d like your involvement so we can create a look your community will love.

    While completing the survey, you may view the renders of the proposed designs, landscape, colour and materials options by clicking on this gallery

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to everyone who made submissions on our proposed planning scheme amendment. Submissions have now closed. All feedback and submissions received are provided to the Minister for Planning as part of the formal request for a planning scheme amendment.

    Formal submissions are now open to property owners, occupiers and other interested parties in the vicinity of the project.

    By 2019, the project will:

    • Remove level crossings at Grange Road, Alphington and Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna

    • Build a new station at Rosanna

    • Duplicate the single-track section of rail line between Heidelberg and Rosanna

    Your submission may outline any concerns or supporting feedback that you have for the project, and will be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of the formal request for a planning scheme amendment.

    More information about the

    Formal submissions are now open to property owners, occupiers and other interested parties in the vicinity of the project.

    By 2019, the project will:

    • Remove level crossings at Grange Road, Alphington and Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna

    • Build a new station at Rosanna

    • Duplicate the single-track section of rail line between Heidelberg and Rosanna

    Your submission may outline any concerns or supporting feedback that you have for the project, and will be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of the formal request for a planning scheme amendment.

    More information about the project can be found at Hurstbridge rail line upgrade.

    Submissions are open until 5:00pm Monday 12 December.


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