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Waurn Ponds Station car park and signalling works

Waurn Ponds Station car park and signalling works

Waurn Ponds Station upgrade

November 2020

Works will start soon on the track duplication and pedestrian overpass as part of the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade, to enable more frequent and reliable train services for passengers in this growing community.

What we are doing

In November, we are continuing works at Waurn Ponds Station to commence construction of the second platform and pedestrian overpass.

Works at Waurn Ponds Station will include:

  • piling for the pedestrian overpass, lifts and ramps
  • pouring concrete for the new platform
  • installing pre-cast concrete panels for the new platform
  • track duplication works.

Work is continuing on upgrades to areas 1 and 3 of the car park at the station

We’ll also commence works in the rail corridor between Torquay Road and Waurn Ponds Station to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works in the rail corridor will include:

  • installing new track
  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal.

Works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

Night works

We will carry out works from 12.00am to 5.00am on Tuesday 10 November and 17 November, working in the rail corridor between Waurn Ponds Station and Chiller Court in Grovedale to install new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

In late November, we’ll close area 2 of the car park and open a new entrance off Sugargum Drive between Oakwood Crescent and Mumm Street while areas 1 and 2 of the car park are closed. Access to the station will be maintained at all times, with pedestrian detours in place.

Waurn Ponds Station map

Other works

As part of the staged upgrade of the Geelong Line, we have commenced site investigations to inform planning and design for the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication.

These works will take place in the rail corridor between Waurn Ponds and South Geelong until early 2021.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation.

Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location. Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

Waurn Ponds Station upgrade works are progressing safely under the restrictions in regional Victoria.

Large-scale public infrastructure projects are critical and a strict COVIDSafe Plan is in place on all project sites across Victoria.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. Workers on all of Victoria’s Big Build sites are required to wear face masks unless they meet any of the criteria for exception – such as a medical condition for Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.

Physical distancing measures are in place as well as increased hygiene practices.

For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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Car park and signalling upgrades

Construction is underway on the car park upgrade and signalling works as part of the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade, to enable more frequent and reliable train services for passengers in this growing community.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

From late July 2020 to late 2020

Car park upgrade

What we are doing

We’ve commenced construction to deliver more car parking at Waurn Ponds Station.

We’ll complete the works in stages to minimise the impact to station users. We’re building the new eastern section of the car park first, upgrading the gravel and overflow car park from Bollinger Street to Rossack Drive. We’ll also build a new entrance to the car park west of the station, off Sugargum Drive between Oakwood Crescent and Mumm Street.

Works will include:

  • installing temporary fencing around the construction area to maintain safety
  • bulk earthworks to level the car park site
  • installation of conduit and light poles
  • construction of new kerbing and footpaths
  • construction of new car park entrances
  • road surfacing
  • line marking for new car park spaces
  • vegetation removal as required.

What to be aware of

Car park closure

The eastern gravel and overflow car park will be closed to the public from late July to late 2020.

Access to the station will be maintained at all times, with pedestrian detours and temporary footpaths to be set up.

At the completion of Stage 1 of the car park upgrade, new access points will be available off Sugargum Drive between Oakwood Crescent and Mumm Street, and via Rossack Drive.

Waurn Ponds car park works map

Signalling upgrade

What we are doing

Works are underway in the rail corridor between Angelsea Road and Bickford Road in Waurn Ponds to install communications and power supply required for new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the construction area to maintain safety
  • construction of access tracks
  • vegetation removal as required.

Works will take place Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6pm.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection
Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation. Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location.

Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority as we continue to deliver the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade, as is supporting physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.

We have strict protocols in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including enhanced industrial cleaning arrangements, provision of personal protective equipment and measures to reduce staff contact, including staggered shifts.

For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

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Download the car park and signalling works notification PDF, 189.4 KB.

Keep informed

To keep up to date with the upgrade to Waurn Ponds Station please to subscribe to our e-news.