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Level Crossing Removal Project, State Government

Three level crossings are to be removed by 2022.

The Victorian State Government will remove 50 dangerous and congested level crossings around Melbourne over the next eight years.

Three of the selected level crossings are located within Hobsons Bay - they are:

  • Ferguson Street, Williamstown North
  • Aviation Road, Laverton
  • Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North 

Each of the removals will be overseen by the government appointed Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

For further information on the Level Crossing Removal Authority, visit

Latest news

Now closed - Expression of Interest - Community Interest Group

Thanks to all that submitted an expression of interest to be a part of Council’s Community Interest Group. The groups role is to help to shape Council’s final position on the State Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project  for the proposed sites Aviation Road, Laverton and Ferguson Street, Williamstown.   

Council will be briefed on the response to the EOI’s, detailing the proposed composition of the two community interest groups over the coming weeks.  Return to this page for regular project updates. 

Kororoit Creek Road grade separation

Geotechnical investigations for the Kororoit Creek Road site are currently under way. View the notification letter regarding the details of this project online now.

Council is continuing its communication with the LXRA to ensure they achieve the outcomes described in the Hobsons Bay Grade Separation Principles(PDF, 3MB).

View more information on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal.

The Ferguson Street level crossing and Aviation Road level crossing are still in the early planning stage, with the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) undertaking site investigations.

Our role

Council acknowledges that these large-scale infrastructure projects will have lasting impacts on surrounding communities and landscapes. 

Throughout the process of the grade separation, Council will work to represent the views and opinions of the community.

In March 2016 Hobsons Bay City Council adopted a set of guiding principles for grade separation projects in Hobsons Bay to present to the state government. The purpose of these principles is to ensure that local amenity is protected and the best possible outcomes are achieved. You can view the principles here or collect a copy from the Altona Civic Centre, Williamstown Library, Laverton Community Hub or Altona North Library. Alternatively you can request a copy by emailing or calling 9932 1131.

If you have any questions about Council’s adopted grade separation principles please contact