Mt Derrimut Rd Level Crossing Removal update – End of Works Event, 2 March

The State Government’s Mt Derrimut Road Level Crossing Removal Project is all but completed, with construction crews putting the finishing touches on the Deer Park Station precinct.

To mark the completion of the works and to thank the local community for their patience during the construction, the Level Crossing Removal project team is holding an “end of project event” on Saturday 2 March 2024, between 10am and 1pm.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka said:

“This is a massive project and a huge improvement to the Deer Park Station and the bus interchange, both for public transport users and local residents. The removal of the level crossing, completed in 2023, has increased safety and reduced traffic congestion, and is already delivering benefits to local road users.

“Congratulations to both the Victorian Government and the Level Crossing Removal Authority for leading this project and delivering a facility able to support the growing number of people using the station, while at the same time improving the environment impact and visual aspects of the station and bus interchange.

“Transformative infrastructure like this can have a big and positive impact.  We’re looking forward to working with the State Government on the upgrades to Albion and Sunshine stations and the benefits these projects will also bring to Brimbank.”

Deer Park’s new station and surrounding public space has come a long way from the barren, baking, heat-sink it was – the striking architecture of the new station also boasts Victoria’s first rail station with a rooftop garden, delivering a greener, more sustainable station precinct.

The Level Crossing Removal project team has recently planted more than 5000 native grasses and wildflowers on top of the station buildings, which are visible from the station forecourt and city-bound platforms; and a further 50,000 trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses are being planted in the broader station precinct.

The transformation has been quite spectacular, so if you haven’t visited Deer Park Station recently – mark Saturday 2 March, between 10am and 1pm as a time to check it out!  More information about the opening event will be provided as it becomes available.



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