As early planning continues to remove 2 dangerous and congested level crossings at Mentone and Parkdale and build a new Parkdale Station by 2025, our project team is looking forward to its first face-to-face community information sessions now that coronavirus restrictions have eased.
Our technical and engineering assessments have determined that elevated rail is the best design solution to remove the level crossings at Warrigal Road and Parkers Road which will allow us to create 2 MCGs worth of new open space that could be used for walking and bike paths, playgrounds, recreational facilities, trees, other greenery, landscaping and car parking.
In deciding on elevated rail, we factored in the geography of the area, the width of the rail corridor, the urban setting, land uses on each side of the corridor as well as the overall benefits of the design solution.
In September and October our project team, including engineers, held 5 online community information sessions during which we spoke about the elevated rail design, and traders and residents were given the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the project.
We’re hosting face-to-face community information sessions at the Parkdale Church of Christ on Monday 29 November, Saturday 4 December and Wednesday 8 December.
During these sessions, we are keen to hear more from the community about its ideas and feedback for the new Parkdale Station precinct and how best to make use of the 2 MCGs of new open space created by the project to enhance the unique village feel of Parkdale.