Level Crossing Removal

Toorak Rd

The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is preparing a business case for the removal of the Glenferrie Road, Kooyong and Tooronga Road, Malvern level crossings. Council has also asked the LXRA to investigate the removal of the level crossing at High Street, Glen Iris.

Thank you for your feedback on the three proposed level crossing removals within the City of Stonnington.

The State Government will decide on any proposed level crossing design options, although we will strongly advocate for your views to be considered in the LXRA business case.

Council has advocated for ‘ rail under’ designs in the past. However, recent experience shows a 'rail over’ solution like that in Toorak Road can have some great positive advantages when compared to a ‘rail under’ option.

A well-designed, ' rail over’ option allows for the active use of newly created open space under the rail bridge and can provide more opportunities for recreation, landscaping and community facilities.

A ‘rail under’ option utilises a trench cutting construction method and not a rail tunnel. They can have complex design implications during construction that impact the affected area for prolonged periods.

We will use all view from all potentially affected community members and stakeholders to allow us to advocate on your behalf.

At the close of the survey, all responses will be reported to Council. We will then advise the community of the results.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Strategy team on 8290 1333 or strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au


The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is preparing a business case for the removal of the Glenferrie Road, Kooyong and Tooronga Road, Malvern level crossings. Council has also asked the LXRA to investigate the removal of the level crossing at High Street, Glen Iris.

Thank you for your feedback on the three proposed level crossing removals within the City of Stonnington.

The State Government will decide on any proposed level crossing design options, although we will strongly advocate for your views to be considered in the LXRA business case.

Council has advocated for ‘ rail under’ designs in the past. However, recent experience shows a 'rail over’ solution like that in Toorak Road can have some great positive advantages when compared to a ‘rail under’ option.

A well-designed, ' rail over’ option allows for the active use of newly created open space under the rail bridge and can provide more opportunities for recreation, landscaping and community facilities.

A ‘rail under’ option utilises a trench cutting construction method and not a rail tunnel. They can have complex design implications during construction that impact the affected area for prolonged periods.

We will use all view from all potentially affected community members and stakeholders to allow us to advocate on your behalf.

At the close of the survey, all responses will be reported to Council. We will then advise the community of the results.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Strategy team on 8290 1333 or strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au


  • Have Your Say

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Thank you for your thoughts around Level Crossing Removals, which will help us advocate on behalf of the community.

    The survey closed 4pm, 16 November 2020.

    For more information contact our City Strategy Team on 8290 1333 or email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au