Recent level crossing removal work on the Frankston line might have been frustrating for commuters, but for the community it has resulted in a range of new assets. A playground, interpretive trail, arboretum and shared user paths have been completed or are taking shape under a partnership between Frankston City Council and the Level Crossing Removal Project after the removal of three dangerous level crossings at Eel Race Rd, Seaford Rd, and Skye/Overton roads.
The partnership has delivered a new playground at Seaford, while the redevelopment of RF Miles Recreation Reserve is going ahead with money from the council as well as the State and Federal governments. New shared user paths will be constructed along Dandenong Rd between Cricklewood Ave and Beach St, and along Seaford Rd and Skye/Overton roads. Other projects will include the Kananook Creek Interpretive Trail and the Kananook Arboretum.
Mayor Sandra Mayer said the projects would create new outdoor experiences for people to enjoy while better connecting Seaford to Frankston’s city centre. “This is a fantastic outcome for Frankston City residents and visitors who now experience safer and quicker commute times without dangerous level crossings and have more opportunities for outdoor recreational experiences,” Cr Mayer said.
Find more information about the project here.