The Andrews Labor Government is giving Noble Park locals new open spaces to enjoy and an extra 100 station car parks to ease parking pressure for passengers.

Member for Mulgrave Daniel Andrews, Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams and Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula today welcomed the release of open space plans as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.

Elevating sections of the Cranbourne/Pakenham line will not only get rid of Victoria’s worst level crossings, but open up land soon to be transformed into parks, paths, play areas and a 17-kilometre walking and cycling trail stretching all the way from Caulfield to EastLink.

The new spaces will give locals places to socialise and exercise, as well as a new 1,275 square metre fenced dog park near Ross Reserve, which addresses a lack of off-leash facilities in the area.

There will also be fitness areas, social spaces and play areas with special ‘nature play’ elements to encourage kids to run, jump and climb.

Thousands of shrubs and trees will dominate the linear parks, while a series of north-south paths will be built for easy access across the corridor.

The 100 extra car spaces will be added at the revamped station precinct, making driving to the station and catching the train easier for passengers.

The plans released today follow extensive consultation from the Community Open Space Expert Panel, chaired by the Royal Botanical Gardens Chief Exective Tim Entwisle.

The Expert Panel received over 850 surveys and spoke to over 2,000 community members.

Work on the open space will commence next year when all nine dangerous and congested level crossings are removed. The project will be completed by the end of 2018.

To view the open space designs, visit