Toorak Road, Kooyong


One of Melbourne’s major congestion hot spots, the level crossing at Toorak Road in Kooyong, is to be removed by building a rail bridge over the road.

Around 37,000 vehicles travel through the Toorak Road level crossing every day, with boom gates down for 35 per cent of the morning peak. As well as easing the bottleneck on one of Melbourne’s major arterial roads, removing the level crossing will make the area safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Following technical investigations undertaken over recent months, a rail bridge was found to be the best solution as it has the shortest construction time meaning less disruption for residents and commuters and the least disruption to major underground utility services.

The rail bridge design also provides the greatest community benefit. It will facilitate new open spaces beneath and beside the rail line and provides the best opportunity to reinstate landscaping. These elements of the project have been the subject of community consultation in recent months.

Construction Liaison Group (CLG)

With major works set to begin in the coming months, the project is now forming a Construction Liaison Group (CLG). The CLG will provide local perspectives and insights throughout the construction phase of the project to help minimise construction impacts on the community. CLG members will also contribute local knowledge to discussions about the construction program.

We are currently seeking expressions of interests from people living or working in close proximity to the works. The CLG will aim to draw upon a diversity of local voices.

For more information on the CRG, or to express your interest, please read and complete the nomination form below. Nominations close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

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One of Melbourne’s major congestion hot spots, the level crossing at Toorak Road in Kooyong, is to be removed by building a rail bridge over the road.

Around 37,000 vehicles travel through the Toorak Road level crossing every day, with boom gates down for 35 per cent of the morning peak. As well as easing the bottleneck on one of Melbourne’s major arterial roads, removing the level crossing will make the area safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Following technical investigations undertaken over recent months, a rail bridge was found to be the best solution as it has the shortest construction time meaning less disruption for residents and commuters and the least disruption to major underground utility services.

The rail bridge design also provides the greatest community benefit. It will facilitate new open spaces beneath and beside the rail line and provides the best opportunity to reinstate landscaping. These elements of the project have been the subject of community consultation in recent months.

Construction Liaison Group (CLG)

With major works set to begin in the coming months, the project is now forming a Construction Liaison Group (CLG). The CLG will provide local perspectives and insights throughout the construction phase of the project to help minimise construction impacts on the community. CLG members will also contribute local knowledge to discussions about the construction program.

We are currently seeking expressions of interests from people living or working in close proximity to the works. The CLG will aim to draw upon a diversity of local voices.

For more information on the CRG, or to express your interest, please read and complete the nomination form below. Nominations close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Keep informed

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.

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  • Outward bound traffic from Toorak Rd turning right onto the Monash Freeway is a bottleneck at present, evidenced by traffic racing from all lanes on Toorak Rd into the single lane feeding 2 right turn lanes. Race conditions prevail to cross the level crossing and become one of about 10 lucky cars turning onto the Monash Freeway while the light stays green for about 7 seconds. Question: Can the proposed 2 right turning lanes be expanded to say 60 cars by reducing the wide concrete median strip, please?

    Mark Brady asked 2 months ago

    Hi Mark, thanks for your question. 

    While we work closely with VicRoads and the Department of Transport to consider how traffic will flow after we remove a level crossing, it is not within the scope of our works to alter traffic conditions beyond the site of the level crossing.

  • When and where will final drawings be available for the community to view?

    FMB asked 2 months ago

    Hi there, thanks for your question.

    The final designs around landscaping, urban design and open space are still in planning. Once they are available, we will be sharing them with the local community.