Keeping the community informed is a key project priority. Community members can stay up to date by:
Community Reference Group
Two CRGs will be established – the ‘Oats Street Works Package’ group will cover Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road, and the ‘Wharf Street Works Package’ group will cover Wharf and Hamilton streets.
CRG members will be tasked with representing the interests and views of the community and will help the project team identify local opportunities, issues and concerns and sharing project information with the wider community. We also encourage the wider community to stay informed as the project progresses.
Elevating the rail completely eliminates the current noise from warning bells and train horns at level crossings. The impacts of vibration from passing trains can be improved through the design of the elevated rail structures.
With the rail at grade, train noise currently travels directly to surrounding buildings. Elevating the rail will change how noise is dissipated.
As design concepts progress, investigations will continue on the level and type of noise and vibration which can be expected, and mitigation methods will be explored to identify how impacts can be minimised.
Two online sessions were held in August 2021, to share information with the community about the confirmed station locations and design considerations.
View the presentation and read questions and answers from the ‘Oats Street Works Package’ session.
View the presentation and read questions and answers from the ‘Wharf Street Works Package’ session.
Two CRGs were established during the planning phase, which helped to provide local insights and feedback during concept design for non-fixed project elements including station concept designs, connections and potential uses for new public space created from elevated rail.
Previous CRG Minutes:
Oats Street Package
Wharf Street Package
Thanks to the 486 community members who completed our survey about how they use the level crossings and any opportunities/challenges they may see.
- View a summary of results here.
In July 2020, two online information sessions were held and attended by 148 people with 150 questions submitted across the sessions. All question and answers can be downloaded below:
- 2 July 2020 - Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road: Download question and answer
- 9 July 2020 - Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street: Download question and answer
- 15 August 2020 – Community Drop-in session (Oats Street)
- 22 August 2020 – Community Drop-in session (Wharf Street)