Level Crossing Removal Project

In 2015, the Victorian State Government committed to eliminate 50 level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2025 via the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP).


RPS has been assisting LXRP–part of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority–to successfully plan and deliver work packages from the program’s initiation, providing a variety of transaction, commercial advisory, communications and community engagement services.

Since 2018 an additional 35 level crossings have been added to the program with the revised scope now incorporating the removal of 85 level crossings, and an assortment of other associated rail and transport network improvements.

Works taking place on Victoria's Level Crossing Removal Project.

Image credit: LXRA


LXRP now includes projects from related Victorian Government programs designed to increase train station capacity such as the ‘Car Parks for Commuters’, and ‘Getting Passengers to Stations’ programs, the Commonwealth ‘Urban Congestion Fund’ program, and additional transport network improvement works including:

  • Extension of the Mernda rail line
  • Track duplications on the Hurstbridge and Cranbourne rail lines
  • Construction of a new stabling yard at Wyndham Vale.

Following approval of individual works packages, our advisors are supporting project delivery through embedded roles across a number of LXRP alliances.

RPS transaction advisory specialists are driving effective project design, costing and scheduling, through their work in the pre- and post-contract award stages, including:

  • Facilitation of the delivery strategy and transaction management
  • Support of contract negotiations and mobilisation of the delivery team for the client
  • Supporting the development of the delivery team strategy in conjunction with LXRP
  • Proposal management and assessment
  • Governance and approval processes throughout all project stages
  • Scope variations and adjustment events
  • Support for the management of COVID-impacts.

RPS communications consultants have taken a lead role in assisting LXRP to define and quantify project success metrics. With a particular focus on engagement innovation, our team has delivered training to alliance team members on how to manage stakeholder conversations for better project outcomes.

Another major role has been the development of key performance indicators (KPIs) and audit procedures that are not only helping to improve the project design, resourcing and delivery, but are also helping LXRP to embed and embrace innovative approaches to stakeholder engagement.


Project statistics

$8.3 billion
for the first 50 level crossings (2015)
$6.6 billion
for the additional 25 level crossings (2018)
$2.5 billion
for 10 more level crossings (2021)

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