Level Crossing Removal Project – Carrum, Seaford and Kananook

Location \ Carrum, Seaford and Kananook
Client \ Cox Architecture and Victorian Government, Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)
Budget \ $588 M (total project value)
Duration \ 2020
In partnership with \ Cox Architecture

The Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRA) is overseeing the largest rail infrastructure project in the state’s history. It will see the removal of 75 of Melbourne’s most congested level crossings by 2025.

Rush Wright Associates is working with the Southern Project Alliance, (LXRA) and the Victorian Government on the design and delivery of these stations on the Frankston Line.

The recently completed Carrum Station will make it safer and easier for locals to get to public transport, local shops and the beach. Walking and cycling will be easier, with four safe crossings across the Nepean Highway. Landscaping around the station as part of revitalisation works will create new open spaces for Carrum locals to enjoy throughout the year, including a station Forecourt, a new Carrum Village and a Foreshore Waterplay Park.

Images above and below: Carrum Station and Foreshore Park by Peter Clarke.

In partnership with Cox the Carrum Station and Foreshore Precinct received the Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design and an award for Public Architecture at the 2021 AIA Victorian Awards. The Jury described the project as “an extraordinary offer of civic generosity, elevating the commuter experience through the gift of a panoramic Port Phillip Bay view.”