More than a level crossing removal project – a massive $50 million will be invested in Carrum village – creating new open space for locals and visitors to enjoy all year round.

Following extensive community engagement in 2016-17, a significant number of people asked about ways to improve beach access and car parking.

That’s why the new open space includes a landscaped promenade to connect the heart of Carrum to the foreshore creating new parkland and picnic areas close to the bay

Beyond the promenade, Carrum village will also be transformed when the existing train stabling is moved to a site near Kananook Station to help meet future demand on the Frankston line. This will create even more landscaped open space and walking and cycling paths between McLeod Road and Eel Race Road, surrounding a modern new Carrum station.

In February, the newly formed Community Revitalisation Reference Group led by specialist urban designers, will reconvene for 2018 to work closely with the contractor to turn the community’s ideas into reality.

To make way for the promenade, which will run between the Nepean Highway and the beach, five properties will be acquired on the Nepean Highway. The Level Crossing Removal Authority will continue to work closely with all affected properties to assist them through the acquisition process.