Council calls for community projects to be funded as part of Carrum level crossing removal
30 October 2017
Kingston Council is calling for a wide range of community upgrades in Carrum to be funded as part of the Level Crossing Removal project.
The Victorian Government has announced $50million will be spent on the Carrum Revitalisation project to create a foreshore promenade between the station and the beach and has asked for suggestions of worthy projects.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said Council was keen to see the project deliver a great outcome for Carrum and will call for funding for a wide range of community upgrades.
“These projects would be a fantastic addition for Carrum and help improve the beautiful foreshore area,” Cr Eden said.
Council will now advocate for projects including:
- Roy Dore Reserve pavilion project
- increased storage for the Carrum Surf Life Saving Club
- funding support for the Carrum Sailing and Motor Boat club’s facility redevelopment
- extension of the boardwalk along Carrum foreshore, north of the Lifesaving Club
- restoration of the mouth of Patterson River
- improved foreshore stormwater treatment solutions south of Carrum Lifesaving Club, at Johnston and Progress Avenues
- additional shade umbrellas and picnic facilities at the Carrum foreshore playground
- public art work along Carrum Foreshore
- integration of the significant Norfolk Pine at the rear of 641 Nepean Highway into the Promenade design.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is in the planning stages for the removal of two level crossings in Carrum at McLeod Road and Eel Race Road with works expected to begin sometime in 2018.