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Metro Tunnel - Rail Infrastructure Alliance Development Plan - Western Turnback - Stage Two

Introduction

Have your say on the Western Turnback Development Plan – Stage 2 (Station Works)

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) will build a new passenger platform and additional track at West Footscray station. This new infrastructure, known as the Western Turnback, will enable trains to start and finish services at West Footscray station and help create more regular and reliable services between Melbourne’s CBD and the western suburbs.

The proposed works to build the Western Turnback will be delivered in two stages:
-           Stage 1 (Rail Works)
-           Stage 2 (Station Works)

The draft Western Turnback Development Plan – Stage 2 (Station Works) outlines station works required to construct the turnback and a third passenger platform.

These works include:
  • new tracks, including turnouts and realigned tracks, to allow outbound trains to change direction 
  • a new third passenger platform at West Footscray station, including a canopy, ramp, stair and lift access
  • extension and alterations to the existing platform, including CCTV, lights and furniture
  • a new concourse connecting the existing pedestrian and bicycle overpass to the new third platform
  • structural modifications and architectural cladding modifications to the existing pedestrian and bicycle overpass to join the new concourse to the overpass, and
  • earthworks and drainage required to facilitate new track for the new platform.
The plan also describes the response to the Urban Design Strategy and relevant Environmental Performance Requirements, as defined in the Metro Tunnel Environmental Management Framework.

The Minister for Planning must approve the draft Western Turnback Development Plan before works covered in the Plan may commence.

The draft Western Turnback Development Plan – Stage 2 (Station Works) is available here.

Feedback is invited on the Plan from Monday 4 February 2019 until 5pm, Friday 22 February 2019.

Consultation on the draft Western Turnback Development Plan – Stage 1 (Rail Works) was undertaken during November and December 2018.


Scope of feedback

Anyone may provide feedback on the draft Western Turnback Development Plan – Stage 2 ( Station Works) during the public display and comment period.
 
Please note, comments that relate to activities which are not included in the Development Plan scope will not be addressed as part of the review process.

You can use the Save button at the top of the screen to return at a later stage to complete your feedback.

Further assistance

If you have any questions about this survey or about the project generally, you can contact us by calling 1800 105 105 or email  or visit the project website.