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Geelong Line Upgrade

The Geelong Line Upgrade will lead to improved train services, with a second platform, new track and pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station paving the way for more frequent and reliable services.

What will happen?

The $160 million Geelong Line Upgrade includes:

  • upgrading Waurn Ponds Station with an additional platform, new pedestrian overpass, additional track and better station facilities
  • Armstrong Creek transit corridor planning to consider future land use, environmental issues and development, and population plans.

What are the benefits?

The Geelong Line Upgrade will prepare for more Geelong services to be extended to and from Waurn Ponds.

The second platform and additional track at Waurn Ponds Station will create enough space for trains to pass each other, allowing services to recover more quickly from disruptions and improving service reliability.

A new pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station will create a user friendly, safe and accessible connection between platforms for station users.

More than 90 new car parking spaces will be built, and 120 existing unsealed spaces will be formalised, making the station more user-friendly.

Station facilities will be upgraded, including better lighting and CCTV, a new drop-off zones and more access points for the station car park.

The Geelong Line Upgrade also includes planning for the Armstrong Creek transit corridor, which considers future land use and population plans for this growing community.

What are the next steps?

Throughout March 2019, we sought community feedback on the concept designs for the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.

This feedback has been considered and incorporated into the final designs for the station.

You can still provide feedback to the project team via email: regionalrailrevival@railprojects.vic.gov.au or mail:

Geelong Line Upgrade Project Team
Rail Projects Victoria
PO Box 4509 Melbourne VIC 3000

Have your say

The draft Planning Scheme Amendment is available for public comment and feedback.

You can provide your feedback by completing an online survey. Depending on how much feedback you would like to offer, this survey should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

A summary of any feedback received will be provided to the Minister for Planning.

Following this period of consultation, RPV intends to request that the Minister for Planning consider preparing, approving and adopting a planning scheme amendment to facilitate the project under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Planning scheme amendments approved under section 20(4) are exempt from the notice and exhibition requirements of sections 17, 18 and 19 of the Act, meaning there would be no further opportunity to make a submission or be heard by an independent panel in relation to the amendment.

Who is responsible?

The Geelong Line Upgrade is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Stay informed

We will notify the community of any disruption via information sessions, letterbox drops, emails, advertising, website updates, social media and station pop-ups.

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