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Case Study | The Innovation and Impact Award Winner

2019 Infrastructure Sustainability Awards Case Study 
Innovation and Impact Award 
Level Crossing Removal Project Caulfield to Dandenong 

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LCRP) Caulfield to Dandenong removed nine rail level crossings in Melbourne and constructed five new elevated railway stations between Caulfield and Dandenong.  

The wealth of sustainability approaches that have been incorporated include climate resilience features, sustainable construction methodologies and accessibility. The end result of this project is a totally revitalised rail corridor that has opened up 22.5 hectares of new public space, transforming local communities and maximising public and ecological benefits. 

This project has high levels of complexity and challenges, which required alternative approaches and innovation to overcome. As a result, the project has over-delivered in terms of intended outcomes, bringing significant public benefits and legacy to the community. 

The project model and approach to design and construction e.g. straddle carrier required creative and original thinking. This was not a business as usual approach. The extensive public consultation and participation contributed to building a resilient and supportive community. 

“Caulfield to Dandenong LCRP gets top marks for its people-centred integrated approach to implementing social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainability.”  - Awards Judges  


  • 22.5: number of hectares of new public space opened up due to the revitalised rail corridor 

  • 100: number of traineeships completed 

  • 5: the Green Star rating of each of the 5 new stations