In April 2011, the Victorian Government announced it will proceed with the $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link project. It aims to separate regional trains from metropolitan trains in Western Melbourne giving Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat trains their own dedicated tracks from Sunshine to Southern Cross Station.
Opportunities for residents and concerned citizens to have their say on proposed works are being offered as the designs for key aspects of the project become available.
Currently, the Regional Rail Link team are seeking feedback on the future plans for the new Maribyrnong River rail bridge and changes to the rail corridor near the Joseph Road Precinct and Railway Place. More details on the information sessions being offered and the ways to give your feedback can be obtained from
Of particular interest to the Friends are two planned road rail grade separations along Anderson Road, very close to the HV McKay Gardens. The Department of Transport are currently shortlisting bidders to undertake this package of work and have advised that the community will be given opportunity to comment on any proposals developed.
We will let you know here when that opportunity arises.