Caulfield to Dandenong Open Space

We have removed nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong by elevating the rail line in three sections. As well as making the community safer and less congested, the innovative design will allow us to create 22.5 hectares of new community open space.

Construction is well underway on the open space, including a 17-kilometre walking/cycling path which will extend from Monash University’s Caulfield Campus to the East Link Trail and seven new recreational areas for the community to enjoy.

Noble Park Open Space

Pooches of Noble Park

We’ve sniffed out some exciting progress at Noble Park with the construction of the first open space off-leash dog park!

To celebrate, we asked to see photos of your furry friends excited to get their paws dirty.

The excited pooches went into a draw to win one of two $50.00 vouchers to use at Ace Dog Clipping and Grooming in Noble Park.

The lucky dog winners will be announced soon!

Entries for this competition closed at 5:00pm August 19 2018.

View the terms and conditions of this competition.

17 Kilometre Shared Use Path

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is creating a 17 kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. More than 12 kilometres of path will be built by the project, joining existing paths to create a continuous route from Caulfield to the EastLink trail, beyond Yarraman Station.

During the consultation program for the project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space, you told us that this path should be named. We received an enormous response from the community to name the shared use path and received close to 2000 votes.

We are still in the process of tallying votes and will announce the winning name soon. Stay tuned!

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About the open space

Community Open Space Expert Panel

A Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP) was established to oversee plans for the new public open space. For information on the panel visit Community Open Space Expert Panel. COSEP's key feedback, ideas and recommendations are summarised in the Community Open Space Expert Panel Report.

Open Space Ideas Hub

This Open Space Ideas Hub was launched in December 2016 - we wanted to hear your thoughts on some of the ideas the Community Open Space Expert Panel generated - as well as your own creative ideas of how we can transform the rail corridor into an attractive and safe environment for Melburnians to enjoy! This Open Space Ideas Hub closed on 30 June 2017.

The feedback and ideas received via the Open Space Ideas Hub are summarised in the Open Space Consultation Report. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Open space design

On 13 November 2017 we released the final designs for the new open space. Refer to the documents and images on the right hand side of this page for further information.

Landscaping

The new urban park will be complete in late 2018. Works will kick off once the current rail line has been moved onto the elevated structure and the old tracks are removed. Vegetation and tree planting will be last, to minimise damage to trees and plants during construction works.

We have removed nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong by elevating the rail line in three sections. As well as making the community safer and less congested, the innovative design will allow us to create 22.5 hectares of new community open space.

Construction is well underway on the open space, including a 17-kilometre walking/cycling path which will extend from Monash University’s Caulfield Campus to the East Link Trail and seven new recreational areas for the community to enjoy.

Noble Park Open Space

Pooches of Noble Park

We’ve sniffed out some exciting progress at Noble Park with the construction of the first open space off-leash dog park!

To celebrate, we asked to see photos of your furry friends excited to get their paws dirty.

The excited pooches went into a draw to win one of two $50.00 vouchers to use at Ace Dog Clipping and Grooming in Noble Park.

The lucky dog winners will be announced soon!

Entries for this competition closed at 5:00pm August 19 2018.

View the terms and conditions of this competition.

17 Kilometre Shared Use Path

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is creating a 17 kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. More than 12 kilometres of path will be built by the project, joining existing paths to create a continuous route from Caulfield to the EastLink trail, beyond Yarraman Station.

During the consultation program for the project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space, you told us that this path should be named. We received an enormous response from the community to name the shared use path and received close to 2000 votes.

We are still in the process of tallying votes and will announce the winning name soon. Stay tuned!

View the interactive map.

About the open space

Community Open Space Expert Panel

A Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP) was established to oversee plans for the new public open space. For information on the panel visit Community Open Space Expert Panel. COSEP's key feedback, ideas and recommendations are summarised in the Community Open Space Expert Panel Report.

Open Space Ideas Hub

This Open Space Ideas Hub was launched in December 2016 - we wanted to hear your thoughts on some of the ideas the Community Open Space Expert Panel generated - as well as your own creative ideas of how we can transform the rail corridor into an attractive and safe environment for Melburnians to enjoy! This Open Space Ideas Hub closed on 30 June 2017.

The feedback and ideas received via the Open Space Ideas Hub are summarised in the Open Space Consultation Report. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Open space design

On 13 November 2017 we released the final designs for the new open space. Refer to the documents and images on the right hand side of this page for further information.

Landscaping

The new urban park will be complete in late 2018. Works will kick off once the current rail line has been moved onto the elevated structure and the old tracks are removed. Vegetation and tree planting will be last, to minimise damage to trees and plants during construction works.

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    Pooches of Noble Park

    There is some exciting progress at Noble Park with the construction of the first open space off-leash dog park underway!

    To celebrate, we want you to use your best puparrazi skills and send through a photo of your pooch excited to use the park.

    Two $50.00 vouchers are up for grabs to use at Ace Dog Clipping and Grooming in Noble Park.

    Entries close at 5:00pm 19 August, submit your photo for your chance to win!

    View the terms and conditions of this competition.

    Check out our photo gallery of submissions.

    There is some exciting progress at Noble Park with the construction of the first open space off-leash dog park underway!

    To celebrate, we want you to use your best puparrazi skills and send through a photo of your pooch excited to use the park.

    Two $50.00 vouchers are up for grabs to use at Ace Dog Clipping and Grooming in Noble Park.

    Entries close at 5:00pm 19 August, submit your photo for your chance to win!

    View the terms and conditions of this competition.

    Check out our photo gallery of submissions.

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    Survey 4: Community spaces

    In early May 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on proposals for the seven new community spaces that will be created by the project. These spaces can be used for a number of purposes including active, recreational and sporting activities.

    This survey closed on 31 May 2017 and was completed by over 160 people. The feedback we received is being used to inform the design of the open space.


    In early May 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on proposals for the seven new community spaces that will be created by the project. These spaces can be used for a number of purposes including active, recreational and sporting activities.

    This survey closed on 31 May 2017 and was completed by over 160 people. The feedback we received is being used to inform the design of the open space.


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    Survey 3: Linear park

    In early March 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on  22.5 hectare linear park created by the project including the 17 kilometer bicycle and pedestrian path. This survey closed on 31 March 2017.

    Over 200 people completed this survey, with 97% supporting the items proposed for the linear park.

    92% of respondents advised us that they would use the shared use path for recreational use, 97% supported the addition of way finding signage and 98% supported the addition of kilometre distance signage in the linear park.

    In early March 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on  22.5 hectare linear park created by the project including the 17 kilometer bicycle and pedestrian path. This survey closed on 31 March 2017.

    Over 200 people completed this survey, with 97% supporting the items proposed for the linear park.

    92% of respondents advised us that they would use the shared use path for recreational use, 97% supported the addition of way finding signage and 98% supported the addition of kilometre distance signage in the linear park.

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    Survey 2: Trees and vegetation

    In January 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on the thousands of plants and trees we will introduce into the new parkland. This survey closed on 28 February 2017.

    190 people completed this survey, with 79% supporting the proposed planting concepts in Noble Park and Clayton and 78% supporting the proposed planting concept in Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale.

    80% of respondents told us that they supported the key species proposed for planting. We heard that generally natives and indigenous species were preferred and that you would like species planted which attracted bird life. You

    In January 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on the thousands of plants and trees we will introduce into the new parkland. This survey closed on 28 February 2017.

    190 people completed this survey, with 79% supporting the proposed planting concepts in Noble Park and Clayton and 78% supporting the proposed planting concept in Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale.

    80% of respondents told us that they supported the key species proposed for planting. We heard that generally natives and indigenous species were preferred and that you would like species planted which attracted bird life. You also told us that you would like River Red Gum's replanted.

    We are actively investigating options to replant River Red Gums however, opportunities are limited due to operational and safety constraints within the rail corridor. We are actively exploring planting alternative species to introduce similar biodiversity values such as eucalyptus melliodora and eucalyptus radiata.

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    Survey 1: Outdoor Art Gallery

    In December 2016 we launched a survey to seek feedback on the Community Open Space Expert Panel’s proposal for sections of support pillars to be utilised to create outdoor art galleries in key precincts, reflecting the history and personality of each local area. This survey closed on 27 January 2017.

    Over 200 individuals completed this survey, with 84% supporting the pillars being used to create an outdoor art gallery.

    In December 2016 we launched a survey to seek feedback on the Community Open Space Expert Panel’s proposal for sections of support pillars to be utilised to create outdoor art galleries in key precincts, reflecting the history and personality of each local area. This survey closed on 27 January 2017.

    Over 200 individuals completed this survey, with 84% supporting the pillars being used to create an outdoor art gallery.

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