Photography by Misheye Photography

NEW STATION AND ARTERIAL ROAD BRIDGE TO SERVE GROWTH AREA

The high-profile Williams Landing Project saw a new premium railway station and arterial road bridge built on the Melbourne-Geelong broad gauge electrified rail corridor.

The project was completed in 2013 for the Department of Transport, Vic Roads and Metro Trains Melbourne. The new station will serve the growing suburbs of Point Cook, Williams Landing and Truganina, with 5,500 users a day expected by 2031. 

The project included:

  • Station buildings, forecourt and elevated station concourse including stairs lifts and ramps, a 500 space carpark, bus interchange, drop-off zones and taxi ranks
  • A 70m helical truss steel footbridge spanning the 8-lane Princes Freeway (M1)
  • Isolation of the station operational areas after train running, and comprehensive CCTV surveillance systems
  • Station island platform and canopies
  • Palmers Road bridge widening and extension
  • Track overhead and signalling works

The footbridge had to cross the 8 lane Princes Freeway and the contractor proposed a cantilever steel beam platform structure to overcome issues with construction in the rail corridor. This enabled pile foundations to be bored, without disturbing or realigning track. 

The design also allowed the distinctive footbridge to be erected in a single lift in one evening, with minimal road closures.

Our work on the project included preparing the project brief, specifications and contract documentation; conducting design and engineering reviews; providing procurement support; design and engineering management; construction, contract and constructability advice; and pedestrian flow modelling.