Ferguson Street precinct upgrade

Ferguson Street

Funding support of approximately $5 million is sought for a comprehensive upgrade for the Ferguson Street Level Crossing precinct. The upgrade would include an integrated transport and multi modal hub making the precinct’s public space more usable with better connectivity.

Ferguson Street level crossing removal 

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing the Ferguson Street level crossing in Williamstown as part of the Victoria Government's commitment to remove 75 level crossings by 2025.

The level crossing is used by about 22,000 vehicles and more than 110 passenger trains travel through each weekday.

The removal of the Ferguson Street level crossing will improve safety and make it easier for people to travel through the area, and it will be gone for good in 2022.

Council's 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 Hobsons Bay Grade Separation Principles (PDF, 3MB) 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 projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or calling 9932 1131.

If you have any questions about Council’s adopted grade separation principles please contact projects@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au.