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.

Latest news

Ferguson Street North Williamstown level crossing

The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) will be completing some site investigations within the road and rail corridor between 7 and 11 December. Please find attached a works notice that has been delivered to approximately 2000 residents near the level crossing. Notice to residents(PDF, 262KB)


Aviation Road Laverton level crossing

This information was provided by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

The state government has released the commencement of stage 2 works on the Aviation Road Level Crossing Removal Project. This notice was distributed to local residents on 9 October 2020. Notice to residents (PDF, 358KB)

Ferguson Street North Williamstown level crossing

This information was provided by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

The state government has now revealed the design for the new North Williamstown Station, which is part of the Ferguson Street Level Crossing Removal Project. Design and engagement platform can be viewed here. 

Council endorses Aviation and Ferguson level crossing precinct plans

Council has adopted the Aviation Road Laverton and Ferguson Street Williamstown North Level Crossing Precinct Plans and will now advocate to the Victorian Government for a funding partnership to enable implementation of the recommended upgrades, which would complement the Level Crossing Removal Projects (LXRP) work.

Both of the precinct plans include various improvements that address long standing community concerns about safety (including cyclist, pedestrian and vehicular), amenity and open space opportunities.

The community has steered the direction of the plans through a range of engagement opportunities, following considerable work undertaken by Council’s Community Interest Groups for both projects.

The Aviation Road Level Crossing Precinct Plan identifies opportunities at a broader precinct level and Council is now advocating for its implementation as part of Stage 2. The ideas and principles in the plan expand the focus of the project from road-based traffic and public transport to one that will deliver a greater integration to the surrounding area and increase community connectedness.

The Precinct Plan includes a variety of features such as:

  • additional amenities in the station ‘plaza’ including a large flat screen display to support summer events/multi-media
  • formalisation of the 100 spaces promised for the station car park
  • end of trip cyclist facilities and a kiss and ride point
  • weather protection measures on the Station platform
  • safe pedestrian and cyclists connecting pathways into and through the precinct
  • pedestrian safety improvements to the at-grade crossing point

For information on Ferguson Street Level Crossing Precinct Plan, visit https://participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/ferguson-street-precinct-plan

To view the endorsed Ferguson Street Level Crossing Precinct Plan, click on the link below: 

Ferguson Street Level Crossing Precinct Plan(PDF, 10MB)

To view the endorsed Aviation Road Level Crossing Precinct Plan, click on the link below:

Aviation Road Level Crossing Removal Precinct Plan(PDF, 10MB)

Find our more

Visit the Ferguson Street, Williamstown project page on the level crossing removal project website.

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 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.