Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Montmorency, Diamond Creek, VIC

    Project overview

    As a part of Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by Southern Program Alliance (SPA) for the demolition and removal of Montmorency Station and Diamond Creek Station. The works were part of their Additional Works Package (AWP) 3 – Hurstbridge and Merda lines upgrade.
    AWP-3 includes building new train stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, duplicating two sections of track and upgrading track and signalling infrastructures.
    SPA is one of the Five alliances contracted by Victorian Government to remove 75 of level crossings by 2025.

    Scope of works

    The scope of works for Montmorency Station included the demolition and removal of:

    • station platform
    • platform canopies
    • PSO building
    • platform shelter
    • all station furniture and cabinetry
    • platform lights
    • carpark asphalt and footpath
    • basalt retaining wall

    The scope of works for Diamond Creek Station included the demolition and removal of:

    • station platform
    • platform ramp
    • platform canopies
    • platform light and CCTV poles
    • all station furniture and cabinetry
    • break back overhead piles and cut down I beams to 700mm below

    Specialist services required:  Rail  |

    Unique challenges

    The extremely tight 48hr timeframe for completing works presented a significant challenge for this project. Close co-ordination and co-operation with the managing contractor and a number of ancillary trades was key for successful project management. Especially due to working in a confined area in close proximity to the active rail corridor.
    There was no possibility of exceeding the timeframe with only 48 hours between absolute train occupations.


    Working across the weekend to minimise disruption, IDS mobilised well maintained Plants and Equipment simultaneously demolish and remove structures as per the scope of work requirements. Shifts were split into 48 hours of continuous day / night shifts to successfully finish works within given timeframe. Efficient and effective communication with SPA throughout project works ensured work went smoothly without any disruptive issues.


    As part of the LXRP works, IDS successfully completed demolition and removal requirements at both stations within the project budget and timeline.

    Over 1900 tonnes of clean infill and 500 tonnes of concrete were removed without any major incidents or injuries.

    Cultural diversity, health & safety, and environmental aspects of project were also achieved as per SPA’s requirements.


    17-19 March 23