South Gippsland Highway Level Crossing Project - ISCouncil

South Gippsland Highway Level Crossing Project

Project Details

  • Project Owner: Metropolitan Roads Program Alliance (MRPA)
  • Rating Type: V 1.2 As Built
  • Registered Date: April 2020
  • Completion Date: June , 2022
  • Location: VIC
  • Assessor Name: Preetha Sree Kumaran
  • IS Project manager: Luke Sammut
  • Stakeholders: SMEC ,Fulton Hogan ,Level Crossing Removal Project ,Metro Trains Melbourne


“It's great to see that the Alliance has achieved a ‘Leading’ IS Rating for the South Gippsland Highway level crossing removal project Design Rating. This result is a testament to the excellent work undertaken by the team and demonstrates the commitment of the Alliance in the area of sustainability.” Andrew Pepplinkhouse, LXRP Program Director – MRPA


The South Gippsland Highway level crossing impedes the flow of 31,000 cars and trucks each weekday, with boom gates down for a third of the two-hour morning peak.
The Victorian Government announced the removal of this crossing in November 2018 as one of 25 additional new crossings to be removed. The final design solution was confirmed as road over rail.
Major works began in mid-2020, with the road bridge completed in just over a year and opened to traffic in late 2021
The project scope also includes 8000 square metres of green space, which will be constructed at the site of the former intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway. This area will include additional sections of shared use path, seating and lighting.
The South Gippsland Highway level crossing removal project was completed in Mid 2022.

Rating Highlights

  • Strong collaboration culture amongst the entire team
  • Implementation of 6 waste Office stream which includes soft plastics and coffee cups
  • 43 % carbon reduction in materials through design optimization and working with suppliers to maximize recycled content in concrete and asphalt
  • 53% reduction through various means such as adapting an offline construction method and including engagement with our subcontractors and suppliers to help them implement the use of biodiesel in their works
  • Digitizing data capture – using QR codes to improve existing processes and development of a platform for data capture and reporting
  • Rainwater tanks used to harvest water which was used for construction activities, such as dust suppression


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