Major works to start in Reservoir - SPI Property Inspections

Major works to start in Reservoir

Major works to remove the High Street level crossing and build a brand-new Reservoir Station commenced on 23 January, 2019. The goal is to ultimately improve the shared use paths for pedestrians and cyclists and overall safety of its users.

What is changing in Reservoir?

  • A new rail bridge that will see the boom gates disappear
  • Construction of a new premium station
  • Construction of a new landscaped public plaza.

When are works set to be finished?

2020 is the scheduled year that works are to be finished. To be across all updates, click here to be informed of the construction status.

How will the works impact the public?

  • All rail passenger car parks at Reservoir Station will be closed from 15 January 2019 until early 2020.
  • The bus interchange will close on 27 January 2019, with temporary bus stop locations open for the duration of our works.
  • During construction, Macartney Street northbound will be closed between Cheddar Road and Sutton Street until early 2020.
  • Parkiteer facilities and bike hoops at Reservoir Station will be removed from 15 January, with temporary bike storage available at the end of February 2019.

Are you a local business in the Reservoir area?

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LCRA) is very eager to work with local businesses as they remove the High Street Reservoir level crossing. They have developed a survey to quiz local business owners on all things relating to the works as well as further options to express any concerns. Filling out this survey will help assist with:

  • Stronger communication between the locals with the construction teams
  • Finding out what types of concerns locals have so the project team can keep you informed

Click here to enter the survey if you are a local business owner.


Do you live in Reservoir?

The project team is looking for locals who will represent the community to join a new Community Reference Group.  The aim of the group is to aid with sharing information between the project team and the community networks to ensure minimised impacts will occur during major works.

To be apart of the group, you are required to register to by 5pm Wednesday 6 February.

Click here to find out further information if you are interested in joining the group.


The SPI team works on many Level Crossing Removal Projects around Melbourne and the Reservoir project is no different. Having successfully completed the pre-condition condition reports for the project, SPI is happy to hear the construction underway.

Dilapidation reports are a critical part of the construction or excavation process and for projects such as level crossing removal projects, dilapidation reports are always included in the project process. If you are about to undergo any construction work projects, no matter the scale, we strongly recommend that you invest in a dilapidation inspection.

Protect yourself against possible disputes with a dilapidation report. Contact us today for a free quote on 1300 721 032 or email us at