25 May 2020
Your new Lilydale Station
The level crossing at Maroondah Highway is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road. A new elevated station will be built as part of the project.
More than 29,000 vehicles use the crossing each day where the boom gates can be down for 17% of the morning peak, causing congestion and frustration for motorists.
At Lilydale, the station and bus interchange will be relocated to better integrate with the town centre. Walking and cycling connections will be improved between the shopping precinct, new station and the Lilydale–Warburton Trail.
The project will be complete in 2022 and will lay the groundwork for further line upgrades, including the duplication of sections of the Lilydale line and a potential new station between Mooroolbark and Lilydale.
Your new Lilydale Station precinct
Lilydale is situated at the gateway to the Yarra Valley region. The new station design and architectural approach acknowledges past and present elements of the area. A key palette of softer and earthier tones will complement the low-rise and leafier characteristics of Lilydale.
The planting and landscaping plan will use indigenous species to connect with the local character.
We are referencing the agricultural and rural connection to Lilydale with Coldstream stone and metal cladding on the new station.
Informal gathering space
A new community space will be created under the rail bridge, as a result of community input.
We are maximising active transport connections for the Lilydale precinct including connecting the station to the Warburton Trail.
How we are engaging
We regularly meet with traders, local residents and community groups and will continue to provide frequent community updates throughout the project.
Community feedback has helped to determine how to use the new open space underneath the rail bridge at Mooroolbark.
- 6 station and shopping centre pop ups with over 2000 conversations
- 10 doorknocks of local traders in both precincts
- 4 information sessions with over 600 attendees
- over 500 feedback forms received.
These figures are based on community engagement conducted up until January 2020.
- Community engagement, project planning, preferred designs identified
- Design solutions finalised
- Detailed design progressed
- Construction starts
- Major construction works
- Level crossings removed
Please note that the timeline is subject to change.