Mont Albert Level Crossing Removal Project

Banner: render drawn by resident Pat Cutri

Whitehorse News - May 2021

The LXRP has advised it will occupy part of Surrey Park during the level crossing removal at Union Road.

We are especially disappointed on behalf of the Melbourne Baseball Club and other park users who will experience disruption despite the considerable community and Council advocacy efforts.

We note the loss of open space at Lorne Parade Reserve. Council is now advocating strongly for a wide deck across the rail line rather than a narrow pedestrian bridge near the current Mont Albert Station.

The project has an opportunity to meet the open space, active transport, social and economic needs of this community. The deck proposed by Council and community (see images) would create an open space that partly compensates for the loss of other open space. It would be a place for community to gather and would support a thriving retail precinct and pedestrian use.