Level Crossing Removal Project
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:
- 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 www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au
The Aviation Road, Laverton and the Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North level crossings projects are now complete and roads are now open.
Community consultation to begin on Ferguson Street.
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.
The first stage of community consultation is now open and the Level Crossing Removal Project wants to hear from you about how you move through the area and what you value the most.
Share your feedback through the online engagement hub by Friday 6 December 2019.
You can also register to attend one of the Williamstown Ideas Workshops to be held on Saturday 23 November from 10am to 12 noon, Monday 25 November from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday 28 November from 6pm to 8pm at the Williamstown Town Hall
Places are limited, so register early to secure your place.
Can't attend a workshop?
If you are unable to attend the workshops, you can jump on to the online engagement hub and submit you feedback before Friday 6 December 2019, which replicated the structure of the workshops and will be considered equally. We have already received some valuable responses.
Find our more
Visit the Ferguson Street, Williamstown project page on the level crossing removal project website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 9932 1131.
If you have any questions about Council’s adopted grade separation principles please contact email@example.com.