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Current works

Waurn Ponds to Freshwater Creek signalling upgrades

From October 2020 to late 2020

Works will start soon on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers. Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From October, we will be working in the rail corridor between Anglesea Road in Waurn Ponds and Willowite Road in Freshwater Creek to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • 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 as required.

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

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

Warrnambool Line Upgrade works are progressing safely under the current Third Step restrictions in regional Victoria.

You may notice an increase of workers on Victoria’s Big Build projects as restrictions on construction sites start to ease. 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 about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Keeping you informed

Coronavirus restrictions are changing the way we communicate our project works and disruptions.

Please sign up to our email updates so we can keep you informed about when works will occur in your area or call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for more information.

Download notification

Download the Waurn Ponds to Freshwater Creek signalling works notification PDF, 259.7 KB.

Winchelsea signalling upgrades

From late September 2020 to late 2020

Works will start soon on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers. Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From late September, we will be working in the rail corridor between Worland Street and Ondit Road in Winchelsea to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • 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 as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 7am to 1pm.

Please see the Keeping you informed section for information on how to be notified when works will occur in your area.

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 Regional Rail Revival program is continuing under Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria.

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority and we have measures in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing.

Our workforce numbers across Victoria’s Big Build have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer, and we are continuing to manage the number of staff and visitors attending our worksites.

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

Keeping you informed

To help support the Victorian Government's stage 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions while still making sure people know what’s happening in their area, we've temporarily changed the way we'll notify you about upcoming works.

We are using the following channels instead of hand delivering information into your letterbox at this time.

Please sign up to our email updates so we can keep you informed about when works will occur in your area or call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for more information.

Download notification

Download the Winchelsea signalling works notification PDF, 262.6 KB

Camperdown signalling upgrades

From August 2020 to late 2020

Works are now underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.

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

What we are doing

We’ve commenced works in the rail corridor between View Street and Meiklejohn Street in Camperdown to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • 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 as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 7am to 1pm.

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 and we have measures in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing.

Our workforce numbers across Victoria’s Big Build have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer, and we are continuing to manage the number of staff and visitors attending our worksites.

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

Keeping informed

Coronavirus Stage 3 restrictions are changing the way we communicate our project works and disruptions and our distribution partners are unable to deliver project information to your letterbox during this time.

Call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visit the Warrnambool page for more information. You can also sign up to our email updates so we can continue to keep you informed about works in your area.

Works notification

Download the Camperdown signalling works notification PDF, 256.6 KB.

Boorcan crossing loop

From late August 2020 to late 2020

Construction is underway on the Boorcan crossing loop as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.

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

What we are doing

We’re currently establishing a site compound and work areas between Boorcan and Oswells roads.

The work includes installing drainage on the north side of the rail track near the corner of Boorcan Road and Princes Highway.

This will enable us to establish a site compound and work areas between Boorcan and Oswells roads ahead of major construction.

Site preparation works include:

  • installing drainage
  • setting up portable site offices, equipment storage areas and workforce parking
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area
  • relocation of water and electricity utility services
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 7am to 1pm.

Boorcan signalling upgrades

From late September 2020 to late 2020

What we are doing

From late September, we will begin working in the rail corridor between McKinnons Bridge Road in Noorat and east of Batemans Road in Boorcan to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • 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 as required.

What to be aware of

When works start, you may notice an increase in truck movements within the area while we transport construction materials and equipment to the site. There will be heavy equipment at the site and in the rail corridor. The site laydown area will be accessed during major works to transport materials to and from the site. Residents around the project area may notice some noise, dust and vibration.

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 and we have measures in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing.

Our workforce numbers across Victoria’s Big Build have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer, and we are continuing to manage the number of staff and visitors attending our worksites.

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

Keeping informed

Coronavirus Stage 3 restrictions are changing the way we communicate our project works and disruptions and our distribution partners are unable to deliver project information to your letterbox during this time.

Call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visit the Warrnambool page for more information. You can also sign up to our email updates so we can continue to keep you informed about works in your area.

Works notification

Download the Boorcan crossing loop site mobilisation and signalling upgrade works notification PDF, 191.4 KB.