The announcement of the shortlisted bidders has marked a new milestone for the first package of works as the Frankston line prepares for eight more level crossings to be removed in Carrum and Seaford.
Two consortia, CPB/Aurecon and Lendlease/Acciona/Coleman Rail and WSP, have been shortlisted for the first package of works including:
- Seaford Road, Seaford level crossing removal
- Mascot Avenue, Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum level crossing removals
- New station at Carrum
- Carrum train stabling relocated to a purpose built facility near Kananook station to make way for new open space
- New road-bridge over Patterson River connecting Station Street
- Rail systems and power upgrades
The level crossings on the Frankston line will be removed in stages to help reduce disruption for the local community and ensure the benefits of this major project can be delivered sooner.
This first package of works will also significantly revitalise Carrum village with improved access to the beach, a village square built around a new modern Carrum Station, plus significant new landscaping and open space.
The Seaford project also includes a $10 million package of works for significant new landscaping, walking and cycling paths and an upgrade to R.F. Miles Reserve for the local community and sports clubs.
The contract for this first package of works is expected to be awarded in December 2017. The successful tenderer will then have the opportunity to deliver the remaining level crossing removals and station rebuilds at Cheltenham, Mentone Edithvale, Bonbeach, Cheltenham and Mentone.
Works at Seaford Road and the Patterson River Bridge are due start in 2018.