Level Crossing Removals


The Victorian Government has committed to remove 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2022 (being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority or LXRA). The Victorian Government recently announced that an additional 25 level crossings will be removed by 2025.

Two level crossings were identified within the City of Stonnington as part of the original
50 crossing removals. The Burke Road level crossing was completed in 2016.

The Toorak Road, Kooyong level crossing removal process is underway. The State Government announced on 13 February 2019 that a rail bridge will be built to remove the crossing. See the media release on the Premier's website.

See the Toorak Road, Kooyong project page on the Level Crossing Removal Authority website and refer to levelcrossings.vic.gov.au for general information.

For further information, please contact the Level Crossing Removal Authority hotline on 1800 105 105 or contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

Council meeting 18 March 2019 

At its meeting on 18 March 2019, Council resolved to endorse the City of Stonnington’s submission to the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment for the Toorak Road level crossing removal.

View:  Draft 18 March 2019 Council Minutes(PDF, 15MB)
          Council's submission to the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment(PDF, 4MB)