Werribee Street, Werribee

The Werribee Street level crossing is used by 20,000 vehicles daily, and more than 100 freight and regional trains pass through each week. This crossing is being removed as part of a major infrastructure overhaul to improve connections in Melbourne’s west.

Removing this crossing will provide more reliable travel times and reduce congestion, improving the journey for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.


The designs

Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design A: a rail bridge over Werribee Street is the preferred design

The level crossing can be removed by elevating the Werribee line over the road. We would build three elevated rail bridges that would begin to rise after the Werribee River to reduce environmental impacts. The rail bridge structure would be around one-kilometre long and six metres high when it crosses Werribee Street.

This structure would allow for freight and regional trains to travel across.

Benefits

A rail bridge design takes advantage of Wyndham City Council’s multi-million-dollar improvements at Wyndham Park, and will open up the space below the rail line for the community to enjoy.

The new bridge can be built within the existing rail reserve and is unlikely to cause significant disruption to local road users.

Challenges

We’ll need to build a big structure with longer ramps to allow for the heavy freight trains to travel over Werribee Street. This can be built without any impact on the Werribee River.

Design A is the preferred design as it enhances the significant upgrades that are already underway at Wyndham Park and unlocks more space for the community to enjoy.


Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design B: a new road bridge at Bulban Road is the other feasible design

To help ease traffic congestion around this important link between Werribee and Wyndham Vale, with build a new road bridge to connect Bulban Road and Princes Highway.

Benefits

A road bridge would make it easier to travel between Princes Highway, Bulban Road, Ballan Road and Cottrell Street, removing the need to travel through multiple sets of traffic lights.

With the existing crossing closed to traffic, a new pedestrian and cyclist overpass would be built. This would include new landscaping and some community areas.

Challenges

As the current crossing would be closed to traffic, vehicles would detour onto the new bridge and an increase in journey time could be expected for some users travelling between Cottrell and Werribee streets.

Construction would be delayed by up to two years while we relocated the critical oil pipeline.

Princes Highway would be significantly impacted during construction, meaning major diversions and delays getting into and out of Werribee.

For information on other designs that were assessed as not feasible, view the Werribee Street Technical Brochure.


Help refine the project

In June and July 2019, we asked the community for feedback about aspects of the designs, such as urban design, landscaping, and pedestrian and cyclist movements.

The survey closed on Friday 26 July.


The Werribee Street level crossing is used by 20,000 vehicles daily, and more than 100 freight and regional trains pass through each week. This crossing is being removed as part of a major infrastructure overhaul to improve connections in Melbourne’s west.

Removing this crossing will provide more reliable travel times and reduce congestion, improving the journey for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.


The designs

Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design A: a rail bridge over Werribee Street is the preferred design

The level crossing can be removed by elevating the Werribee line over the road. We would build three elevated rail bridges that would begin to rise after the Werribee River to reduce environmental impacts. The rail bridge structure would be around one-kilometre long and six metres high when it crosses Werribee Street.

This structure would allow for freight and regional trains to travel across.

Benefits

A rail bridge design takes advantage of Wyndham City Council’s multi-million-dollar improvements at Wyndham Park, and will open up the space below the rail line for the community to enjoy.

The new bridge can be built within the existing rail reserve and is unlikely to cause significant disruption to local road users.

Challenges

We’ll need to build a big structure with longer ramps to allow for the heavy freight trains to travel over Werribee Street. This can be built without any impact on the Werribee River.

Design A is the preferred design as it enhances the significant upgrades that are already underway at Wyndham Park and unlocks more space for the community to enjoy.


Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design B: a new road bridge at Bulban Road is the other feasible design

To help ease traffic congestion around this important link between Werribee and Wyndham Vale, with build a new road bridge to connect Bulban Road and Princes Highway.

Benefits

A road bridge would make it easier to travel between Princes Highway, Bulban Road, Ballan Road and Cottrell Street, removing the need to travel through multiple sets of traffic lights.

With the existing crossing closed to traffic, a new pedestrian and cyclist overpass would be built. This would include new landscaping and some community areas.

Challenges

As the current crossing would be closed to traffic, vehicles would detour onto the new bridge and an increase in journey time could be expected for some users travelling between Cottrell and Werribee streets.

Construction would be delayed by up to two years while we relocated the critical oil pipeline.

Princes Highway would be significantly impacted during construction, meaning major diversions and delays getting into and out of Werribee.

For information on other designs that were assessed as not feasible, view the Werribee Street Technical Brochure.


Help refine the project

In June and July 2019, we asked the community for feedback about aspects of the designs, such as urban design, landscaping, and pedestrian and cyclist movements.

The survey closed on Friday 26 July.


  • 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.

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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