Werribee Street, Werribee

The Werribee Street, Werribee level crossing will be removed by building a new rail bridge over Werribee Street. The rail bridge will allow for both freight and passenger trains and will be about one kilometre long.

Werribee Street is an important gateway between Werribee and Wyndham Vale and is surrounded by homes, businesses and parklands.

Why we’re elevating the rail line

Minimal disruptions

As there is space next to the rail line for ‘offline’ construction, we can do more works without having to disrupt an important national freight service and local road users.

Future rail plans

This design will allow for potential future expansion of the rail line.

Less environmental impacts

The long ramps required for heavy freight trains can be built without impacting Werribee River.

Download the design layout.

New community spaces

The new rail bridge design enhances the significant upgrades that are already underway at Wyndham Park and will open the space below the rail line for the community to enjoy.

We heard from the community that you would like to see more trees, natural landscaping and a design that links to parks along the river.

Next steps

We will soon start preparing the area for construction, with site compounds including temporary offices, equipment, storage areas and workforce parking. We will also install temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety, as well as relocate utility services including water and electricity.

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Get in contact

Based on current health advice our Werribee Street, Werribee and Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing community information sessions planned for Thursday 19 March and Saturday 21 March at Encore Events Centre have been cancelled.

There are a number of ways you can still engage with us on this project, including:

The Werribee Street, Werribee level crossing will be removed by building a new rail bridge over Werribee Street. The rail bridge will allow for both freight and passenger trains and will be about one kilometre long.

Werribee Street is an important gateway between Werribee and Wyndham Vale and is surrounded by homes, businesses and parklands.

Why we’re elevating the rail line

Minimal disruptions

As there is space next to the rail line for ‘offline’ construction, we can do more works without having to disrupt an important national freight service and local road users.

Future rail plans

This design will allow for potential future expansion of the rail line.

Less environmental impacts

The long ramps required for heavy freight trains can be built without impacting Werribee River.

Download the design layout.

New community spaces

The new rail bridge design enhances the significant upgrades that are already underway at Wyndham Park and will open the space below the rail line for the community to enjoy.

We heard from the community that you would like to see more trees, natural landscaping and a design that links to parks along the river.

Next steps

We will soon start preparing the area for construction, with site compounds including temporary offices, equipment, storage areas and workforce parking. We will also install temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety, as well as relocate utility services including water and electricity.

Stay up to date by subscribing to updates at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

Get in contact

Based on current health advice our Werribee Street, Werribee and Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing community information sessions planned for Thursday 19 March and Saturday 21 March at Encore Events Centre have been cancelled.

There are a number of ways you can still engage with us on this project, including:

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As part of the design process, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) has undertaken detailed technical investigations. 

    These included ecological surveys, noise monitoring, flood modelling, geotechnical investigations, cultural and heritage studies, feature surveys and traffic data collection. We’ve also worked to establish the location of underground utilities such as gas and telecommunications cabling. 

    To help facilitate the project, LXRP will request that the Minister for Planning make a change to the Wyndham Planning Scheme. This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA). 

    As part of the PSA process, we are seeking your feedback on a number of areas relating

    As part of the design process, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) has undertaken detailed technical investigations. 

    These included ecological surveys, noise monitoring, flood modelling, geotechnical investigations, cultural and heritage studies, feature surveys and traffic data collection. We’ve also worked to establish the location of underground utilities such as gas and telecommunications cabling. 

    To help facilitate the project, LXRP will request that the Minister for Planning make a change to the Wyndham Planning Scheme. This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA). 

    As part of the PSA process, we are seeking your feedback on a number of areas relating to the Werribee Street level crossing removal. Your feedback will help us understand what’s important to the community and what needs to be considered as we progress with the development of designs. 

    A summary of all submissions will be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the Wyndham Planning Scheme. 

    Submissions may relate to aspects of the Werribee Street level crossing removal, including design considerations, management or mitigation measures for any potential impacts, or any other matter relevant to the construction or operation of the project.

    Submissions close 5:00pm Monday 11 November 2019.

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  • Filling out this survey will help us:

    • understand how we can best communicate with you
    • identify opportunities to work with you
    • find out what is important to you so we can keep you up to date.

    Filling out this survey will help us:

    • understand how we can best communicate with you
    • identify opportunities to work with you
    • find out what is important to you so we can keep you up to date.


    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear from you about the look and feel of the design, landscaping and potential new community space.

    Your feedback will help us understand what is important to the community and will be considered in developing the final design.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm, Friday 26 July 2019.

    We want to hear from you about the look and feel of the design, landscaping and potential new community space.

    Your feedback will help us understand what is important to the community and will be considered in developing the final design.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm, Friday 26 July 2019.

    Take Survey