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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

YARRA RANGES: Plans for Lilydale Station part-demolition


Metro Trains is applying for permission permit to partially demolish the southern and northern ends of the station platform at Lilydale Railway Station.

The authority wants to construct a part retaining wall/ part batter with fence to facilitate the construction of an elevated railway line over Maroondah Hwy.

Metro wants to construct new railway infrastructure associated with the elevated railway line; erect fencing along the eastern station platform edge; carry out all works associated with site establishment and site maintenance during construction; and carry out conservation and repair works to the heritage station building.

Heritage Victoria is advertising a permit for the existing Station building.

The permit is to:
• Partially demolish the southern and northern ends of the station platform
• Construct a part retaining wall, part batter, with a fence to facilitate the construction of an elevated railway line over Maroondah Hwy
• Construct new railway infrastructure associated with the elevated railway line
• Erect fencing along the eastern station platform edge
• Carry out all works associated with site establishment and site maintenance during construction
• Carry out conservation and repair works to the heritage station building

Closing date for submissions is Wednesday, August 26.

The Lilydale railway line first opened on December 1, 1882.