Southern Program Alliance

This billion-dollar project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022.


  • Melbourne, Australia



  • Rail Engineering
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
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Project Value

  • AU$588 million

Project Status

  • Construction phase

Improving Safety and Reducing Congestion

Comprised of Lendlease, Acciona, Colem and WSP, the Southern Program Alliance is delivering one piece of the Victorian Government’s AU$8.3 billion Level Crossing Removal Program, which will remove 50 of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings.


The Level Crossing Removal works will improve safety by separating trains from traffic and reduce congestion, providing an upgraded road network and modern new train stations. The program will also connect communities and support urban regeneration.


Revitalisation Works

As part of the alliance, we are delivering the initial works package in Carrum and Seaford. This includes the removal of four level crossings at Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach, Station Street and Eel Race Road in Carrum, and at Seaford Road in Seaford. Further to this, the alliance will then have the opportunity to deliver the remaining removals and rebuilds along the Frankston rail line at Cheltenham, Mentone, Edithvale and Bonbeach.


As well as removing dangerous level crossings, the project will improve pedestrian, road and rail access with infrastructure including a new road bridge, beach promenade, walking and cycling paths and upgrades to public open spaces and parks. Overall, the project will create connections that help to revitalise the communities of Seaford and Carrum.


Community feedback is helping to shape these revitalisation works with ongoing opportunities for residents and businesses to have their say.


Connecting the Community

Mike Jenkins, WSP’s General Manager for Rail, said, “Our approach for the Southern Program Alliance works is to create spaces that are community-centric and seamlessly linked to transport access.”

Level crossings removed