Established trees along the rail reserve on Railway and Streich avenues will need to be removed to create space for the construction of the underpass walls. The first stage of tree removal on Railway Avenue took place in December 2019.
A Native Vegetation Clearing Permit has been issued by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, which the Public Transport Authority is required to comply with.
Other trees may also be removed but work is underway to minimise the amount of clearing, reduce impact wherever possible and replant/landscape throughout the project area, with an emphasis on the town centre.
Noise, vibration and light
Noise mitigation measures will be in place during the works, as well as considered in the final design based on acoustic sound modelling outcomes to minimise impacts to nearby residents.
Lighting of the new principal-shared path will be directed away from residential properties as much as possible and will be assessed during the final design stages.
No registered Aboriginal Heritage Sites are identified within, or in close proximity to the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal site. A heritage survey and Aboriginal consultation were undertaken to identify the heritage value of the land required for the underpass and surrounding area. Specialist Aboriginal monitoring personnel will be engaged during the excavation of the underpass to further ensure there are no heritage sites or artefacts located within these areas.