Bell to Moreland project – creating sustainable places for everyone

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The Bell to Moreland project in Melbourne’s north has been crowned the Industry Leader Award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Sustainable places and destinations category.

The project involved the removal of 4 dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s north, including Moreland Road in Brunswick as well as Reynard Street, Munro Street and Bell Street in Coburg.

Two new state-of-the-art stations were built at Coburg and Moreland, and 2.5kms of new open space was welcomed by the community, with walking and cycling paths with bike repair stations, active equipment, playgrounds and dog parks.

Since it opened last year, the new community space has changed a former rail corridor into a vibrant and active urban precinct, promoting community health, inclusion and a sustainable connection to nature.

The project has also rated the highest ever by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council and Green Building Council of Australia, with a leading score of 98 points. Coburg Station received a 6-star green star result – making it Australia's first As Built 6-star train station.

Some of the sustainability highlights on the Bell to Moreland project include:

  • Energy and water monitoring systems
  • Solar panels at Coburg Station
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Woody Meadows, plantings of Australian natives throughout the project.
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