Road bridge design released

Residents have long campaigned for improvements to the Calder Freeway and surrounding roads.

The state government has released the early designs for the new road bridge over the Sunbury rail line at Sydenham for community feedback.

The bridge will be constructed as part of the Calder Park Drive level crossing removal project.

Meanwhile, Brimbank council has adopted nine key design principles it is keen to see implemented as part of the project.

Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen said the design principles will help council take a coordinated approach to seek the best urban design and transport outcomes for the community through works delivered by the state government.

The nine design principles are:

* Retain existing and future-proof local road connections

* Retain, enhance and expand pedestrian links along and across the road and rail corridor

* Integrate local and regional cycle connections

* Enhance the natural environment

* Create a distinctive, high quality architectural and landscape outcome

* Prioritise safety as a design consideration

* Minimise adverse impacts on private property

* Minimise physical, visual and acoustic amenity impacts

* Engage with the community as part of the decision-making process

To provide feedback on key aspects of the Calder Park level crossing design, including the look and feel of the road bridge and landscaping, visit the online hub at