Community to have its say on the Murrumbeena Road level crossing removal (18.02.2014)
Written on the 19 February 2014
A new online survey is being launched by VicRoads this week to gather community thoughts, views and experiences as planning begins for the removal of Murrumbeena Road level crossing.
The Murrumbeena Road level crossing removal forms part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $418.6 million Metro Level Crossing Blitz.
Murrumbeena Road level crossing has been included in the Metro Level Crossing Blitz.
It is a hotspot for congestion, carrying approximately 16,400 vehicles and up to 267 trains every day.
Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier said during the peak times, the boom gates can be down for up to 40 per cent of the peak hour, causing traffic delays.
The current phase of the project includes major planning, environmental studies, engineering investigations and stakeholder consultation.
“VicRoads is working closely with the City of Glen Eira and key stakeholders to develop design options for the level crossing removal at Murrumbeena Road, following the awarding of the planning contract in December 2013,” Ms Crozier said.
“We want to hear the views and experiences of the local community.
"I urge local community members to participate in the online survey which will ultimately help to develop a program that best respond to community needs.
"Anyone who completes the online survey will also have the opportunity to answer questions in relation to the level crossings at Grange Road, Koornang Road and Poath Road," Ms Crozier said.
As part of the Murrumbeena project, the Coaltion Government is also looking at three nearby level crossings in the area; Grange Road, Carnegie; Koornang Road, Carnegie; and Poath Road in Hughesdale.
“The online survey provides a great opportunity for the people who live, work and use the Murrumbeena Road level crossing and its immediate surrounds, to assist in the planning phase,” Ms Crozier said.
After this development stage is completed, a business case incorporating all planning and investigation work will be submitted to the Victorian Government for funding consideration.
People wanting to complete the 10 minute online survey can visit vicroads.vic.gov.au/murrumbeenaroad.
The survey opens on Tuesday 18 February and closes on Sunday 16 March 2014.
Media contact - Victoria Lane on 9555 4101