Major Contract

Level Crossing Removal – Southern Program Alliance

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Level Crossing Removal – Southern Program Alliance

Southern Program Alliance (SPA) is one of the four ongoing program Alliances established by Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) (previously, Level Crossing Removal Authority) to deliver the Level Crossing Removal Program.

The Alliance comprises:

  • ACCIONA/Coleman Rail
  • WSP, and
  • Metro Trains Melbourne

MTIA has allocated all level crossing removal sites, and incorporated rail upgrades to one of the four original program alliances, with formal contract awards occurring incrementally, subject to ongoing performance and provision of detailed works proposals and costings.

Allocated level crossing removals and other rail upgrades for the SPA, with their status are below:

  • Balcombe Road, Mentone (operational)
  • Charman Road, Cheltenham (operational)
  • Edithvale Road, Edithvale (under delivery)
  • Eel Race Road, Carrum (operational)
  • Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale (under delivery)
  • Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach (operational)
  • Park Road, Cheltenham (operational)
  • Seaford Road, Seaford (operational)
  • Station Street/Bondi Road, Bonbeach (under delivery)
  • Station Street, Carrum (operational)
  • Argyle Avenue, Chelsea (under delivery)
  • Chelsea Road, Chelsea (under delivery)
  • Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly (detailed planning)
  • Neerim Road, Glen Huntly (detailed planning)
  • Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea (under delivery)
  • Parkers Road, Parkdale (under delivery)
  • Warrigal Road, Mentone (under delivery)
  • Cheltenham Station (operational)
  • Mentone Station (operational)
  • Edithvale Station (under delivery)
  • Chelsea Station (under delivery)
  • Bonbeach Station (under delivery)
  • Carrum Station (operational), and
  • Parkdale Station (under delivery).

Key Dates

Dec 2017 Contract Award: Bonbeach, Carrum and Seaford Package
2018 Construction Commencement
Mar 2019 Contract Award: Cheltenham and Mentone Package
Dec 2019 Contract Award: Edithvale, Bonbeach and Chelsea Package
Apr 2021 Contract Award: Glen Huntly Package
Jul 2021 Contract Award: Parkers and Warrigal roads
Dec 2024 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA), Victoria
Successful Tenderer: Southern Program Alliance, comprising ACCIONA/Coleman Rail, WSP, and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).
Related contracts:
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage Two
Successful Tenderer - Southern Program Alliance


Dec 2017 The Victorian Government awarded a $588 million contract to the SPA to remove the level crossings at Station Street and Eel Race Road in Carrum, Seaford Road in Seaford, Mascot Avenue in Bonbeach, and to construct the new Carrum Station. The contract also included the relocation of Carrum train storage facility to a purpose-built facility in Kananook.
Mar 2019 The Victorian Government awarded a $536 million contract to the SPA to remove the level crossings at Balcombe Road in Mentone, Charman Road and Park Road in Cheltenham, and to construct new Cheltenham and Mentone Stations.
Dec 2019 The Victorian Government awarded a $744 million contract to the SPA to remove the level crossings at Edithvale Road in Edithvale, Station Street/Bondi Road in Bonbeach, Argyle Avenue, Chelsea Road and Swanpool Avenue in Chelsea, and to construct new Edithvale, Bonbeach and Chelsea stations.
Apr 2021 The Victorian Government awarded a $507 million contract to the SPA to remove the level crossings at Glent Huntly Road and Neerim Road in Glen Huntly, and to construct a new station at Glen Huntly.
Jul 2021 The Victorian Government announced an additional 10 level crossings would be removed, with two crossing removals and one station construction awarded to this Alliance.
Aug 2022 The Victorian Government confirmed work will commence in August on the removal of two levels on the Frankston Line and construction of a new Glenhuntly Station.
Oct 2022 The Victorian Government signed a contract with the Southern Program Alliance for the removal of the Warrigal Road, Mentone and Parkers Road, Parkdale level crossings, and the construction of a new Parkdale station.
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