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.
A Native Vegetation Clearing Permit has been issued by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation of which the PTA is required to comply with.
Other trees within the project area may also be removed but the project team is aiming to minimise the clearing extent and reduce impact wherever possible. The project team is working closely with a landscaping contractor to maximise tree retention as well as planting throughout the project area, with an emphasis on the town centre.
Noise, vibration and light
Noise mitigation measures will be included in the works as required based on acoustic 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. A heritage survey and Aboriginal consultation was 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.