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Level Crossing Removal Project – Southern Program Alliance – Additional Works Package 1 – Cheltenham & Mentone

Located on the Frankston line in Melbourne’s southeast, the project scope was to remove three level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone and included:
• Removal of level crossings at Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham, and Balcombe Road in Mentone, by redirecting trains into two rail trenches
• Building new, modern stations at Cheltenham and Mentone
• Upgrading the surrounding station precincts, including a Mentone Station Heritage Deck and Gardens; multilevel carpark in Cheltenham; and a 3.5 kilometre shared-use path between Cheltenham and Mentone.


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South Australia Road Network Maintenance

The State road network in South Australia is one of the state’s biggest infrastructure assets and covers approximately 25% of the state’s total road network. The network consists of over 13,000km of sealed roads and 10,000km of unsealed roads, tunnels, bridges, traffic signals, signage, verge and drainage. DM Roads are responsible for maintaining Zones 1 (metro) and 3 (North) of the network and deliver a combination of Base Service, Minor Works, Annual Renewal Works and Minor capital works.

WestConnex M4-M5 Link Tunnels

Project Overview

On behalf of Transport for NSW, WestConnex Transurban has engaged the Acciona Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture (ASBJV), formerly the Lendlease Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture, to design and construct the WestConnex M4-M5 Link Tunnels.

The project will deliver twin mainline motorway tunnels between the M4 motorway at Haberfield and the M8 motorway at St Peters. Each tunnel will be around 7.5 kilometres long and will generally accommodate up to four lanes of traffic in each direction.

Motorists will be able to travel the full length of the M4-M5 Link Tunnels in around eight minutes. When the WestConnex motorway network is complete, drivers will save an estimated 40 minutes on a trip from Parramatta to Sydney Airport.

Rating Highlights

  • 28% reduction of energy emissions through efficient design, GreenPower™ and carbon offsetting
  • 67% reduction of water use through lean construction methods and responsible construction practices
  • 58% replacement of potable water through efficient design and responsible construction practices
  • 17% reduction of materials lifecycle impacts through specification of cement replacement and custom concrete design mixes, asset design optimisation and responsible procurement practices
  • Mitigation of 80% of medium-rated long-term climate risks and 78% of low-rated risks and exceeding the relevant credit benchmarks
  • A bold urban design for the surface ventilation facility at St Peters that interprets local Aboriginal heritage and enhances the local built form with a striking connection between the asset and Country
  • Aboriginal participation rate is 5% exceeding the aspirational target of 3%
  • Thirty-five (35) contracts to Indigenous businesses registered and certified with Supply Nation totalling an estimated $30m spend to date
  • Female participation rate of 22% exceeding the national industry average of 12%
  • At least 80% of supplies and subcontractor services from NSW including 53% in areas also targeted for skills and employment initiatives
  • 5% of total spend is with small businesses and 10% is in areas of relative socio-economic disadvantage


Level Crossing Removal Project-North Western Program Alliance- Reservoir Station

This project by Level Crossing Removal Authority has registered for an As Built v1.2 IS Rating.


The Reservoir level crossing at High Street will be removed and replaced with a rail over road solution including approximately 800 metres of twin elevated structures. The existing Reservoir Station will be demolished and replaced with a new premium station featuring station buildings at ground level and an elevated island platform accessed by stairs and lifts.


  • Rating Type Rail
  • Registered Date October 2019
  • Practical Completion June 2020
  • Jurisdiction Australia
  • States VIC
  • Suburb Reservoir
  • Assessor Rachael Lee


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Level Crossing Removal Project Package 1 – Burke, North, McKinnon, Centre

This project by Level Crossing Removal Authority has achieved an ‘Excellent’ As Built v1 IS Rating.


The Burke North McKinnon Centre (BNMC) level crossing removal projects were the first four of 50 level crossing removal projects to be delivered across the metropolitan Melbourne rail network. Completed in 2016, the projects involved lowering the rail lines under road, the building of four new stations (Gardiner, Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh stations) and integration of the station precincts with the local public realm.

The Burke Road project included the consolidation of tram stops near the station and the addition of new walking and cycling paths. The North Road project added a second entrance to the new Ormond station that allows easier access from both sides of North Road.

BNMC was delivered by an Alliance of the LXRA, John Holland and KBR. While a contractual obligation to achieve an ISCA rating was not imposed on the Alliance on its formation, the project later committed to achieve an Excellent as-built rating.

This is one package in the Level Crossings Removal Program.

“Delivering the works at the four sites as one package means safer roads, better stations and more trains sooner, with less disruption.”

“The new stations will be safer, more accessible and easier to get to, with better connections to trams and buses.”

Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan

“By setting high benchmarks in sustainability, we are encouraging contractors to think outside the box and ensuring that our works are delivered with environmental and social impacts in mind”.

LXRA CEO, Kevin Devlin


Rating Highlights

1) Having solar panels on stations isn’t new, but LXRA’s work has helped to define the standards and processes for future application – solar power on stations could become the norm, rather than the exception in future.

2) Between Ormond and Bentleigh stations, the project transplanted 50 mature date palms that needed to be removed from site during construction. The trees were temporarily stored for the duration of the project and replanted after construction.

3) BNMC ran a program to support and promote local businesses during the construction period called ‘Open for Business’ (OFB).

Some key initiatives of the OFB program include:

  • Providing local businesses access to paid sessions with the Small Business Mentoring Service
  • Facilitating a free marketing workshop for local businesses
  • Regular circulation an OFB brochure that featured 138 local businesses and traders, which encouraged surrounding communities to shop locally during the construction period

4) BNMC was the first project in Australia to use a Horizontal bore for dewatering.

The project presented some challenging conditions for dewatering, with ground too wet to shotcrete and too unstable to support construction plant. The solution consisted of four 700m long horizontal bores being installed under station cuttings, allowing for:

  • Reduced overall time and energy consumption required for excavation and dewatering
  • Reduced air pollution due to low water pumping requirements
  • Avoided need for temporary acquisition of land for pump siting


To find out more about this project, visit the Level Crossing Removal Authority website.

Level Crossing Removal Project – Western Program Alliance – Kororoit Creek and Abbotts Road

This project by Level Crossing Removal Authority has achieved a ‘Leading’ As Built v1 IS Rating.


Kororoit Creek Road is used by 22,000 vehicles each day and is part of VicRoads’ Principal Freight Network. It is a key transport corridor that connects the Williamstown North industrial precinct, nearby ports, and residential areas to the Princes Freeway.

Abbotts Road is a major road that services Dandenong’s industrial precincts and carries thousands of people to and from work every day. It is also a major access point to the South Gippsland Highway and often suffers long delays with the boom gates halting the many trucks and motorists who use this route. This level crossing has also been the site of tragedy, with two people killed at the crossing in the past seven years.

Removing the boom gates will create better freight connections, improve traffic flow, remove the risk of incidents between passenger trains and road vehicles including large freight vehicles and provide safer passage for pedestrians and cyclists.



For more information about this project, visit the Level Crossings Website.

Level Crossing Removal Project – Package 4 – Caulfield to Dandenong

This project by CPB Contractors Pty Limited and Lendlease have registered for a Design v1.2 IS Rating


The Cranbourne – Packenham line is the busiest rail line in Melbourne. At morning peak, boom gates are down for up to 82 minutes.

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project will:

  • remove 9 level crossings and rebuild 5 stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park.
  • upgrade 72km of rail systems, power and signalling from the CBD to Packenham and Cranbourne
  • extend platforms to support 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains enabling an additional 20,000 passengers per day, boosting the capacity by 42%

This project is part of the Level Crossings Removal Program.



To find out more about this project, visit the Level Crossing Removal Authority Website

Level Crossing Removal Project – North Western Project Alliance – Buckley Street

This project by Level Crossing Removal Authority has achieved a ‘Leading’ As Built v1.2 IS Rating.


The Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal is part of the wider Level Crossing Removal Program (LXRP) of works. The level crossing was removed in 2018 by construction of a road underpass beneath the railway line, as well as upgrading the Essendon Station underpasses and precinct improvements. The project was delivered by the North Western Program Alliance, which is made up of LXRP, John Holland, KBR and Metro Trains Melbourne.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east. Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day. The core benefits of removing the level crossing are improving safety, reducing congestion, improving travel time reliability, and increasing the capacity to run more trains on the network.


Rating Highlights

Project sustainability highlights include:

  • undertaking a robust climate change risk assessment, resulting in the incorporation of a number of relevant adaptation measures into the design
  • implementation of a comprehensive urban design, highlighted by the high quality interpretation of the heritage station precinct
  • reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across the project’s construction and operation, through widespread application of efficient LED lighting
  • diversion from landfill of 100% spoil, 97% construction waste, and 65% office waste by volume.


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