Southern Program Alliance

The Victorian Government’s circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022″” with at least 20 of these removed by 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city..
This package of works will includes nine level crossing removals along the Frankston Line. Level crossing are to be removed at:

– Charman and Park Road”” Cheltenham;
– Balcombe Road”” Mentone;
– Edithvale Road”” Edithvale;
– Station Street/Bondi Road and Mascot Avenue”” Bonbeach;
– Station Street and Eel Race Road”” Carrum; and
– Seaford Road”” Seaford.

In addition”” new stations will be constructed at Bonbeach”” Cheltenham”” Mentone”” Edithvale and Carrum”” while the works in Carrum will include a new bridge to connect Station Street over the Patterson River”” upgrades to Carrum Village”” and the relocation of the Carrum train storage facility to a Kananook.

The Victorian Government called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) on 5 May 2017″” which closed on 26 May 2017.

In July 2017 the Victorian Government announced two consortia had been shortlisted for the $588 million first stage of works”” which comprises four level crossing removals at at Station Street/Bondi Road”” Bonbeach; Eel Race Road and Station Street”” Carrum; and Seaford Road”” Seaford”” along with the Station Street Bridge”” connection of McLeod Road to the Nepean Highway and relocation of the trains storage facility to Kananook. The consortia shortlisted were:

– CPB Contractors and Aurecon; and
– Lendlease”” Acciona”” Coleman and WSP.

In December 2017 the Victorian Government announced the Lendlease”” Acciona Coleman and WSP consoritum had been awarded the Alliance contract.

Under the Program Alliance Model”” if the successful tenderer satisfies the performance criteria on these works they will retain the contract to deliver the remaining works in the Southern Program Alliance.

Works are scheduled to begin in early 2018″” starting with the Seaford level crossing removal and the new bridge to connect Station Street over the Patterson River. Remaining works of the package are scheduled to begin construction in late 2018-2019.