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Major Initiatives in Croydon

Council has a number of major initiatives planned for Croydon as identified in the Council Plan 2017-2021 and Maroondah 2040 – Our future together. 

Croydon Town Square

Council is constructing a new Croydon Town Square, creating a new vibrant open space in the heart of Croydon.

Once completed, the project will provide great benefits to the area and will better connect Main Street to Croydon Station and Bus Interchange – building on the work of the recent Croydon Connects Project.

See more about the Croydon Town Square project

Level crossing removal at Coolstore Road and Croydon Station upgrade

Council has allocated $40,000 to undertake preliminary investigations into grade separation of the rail line at Coolstore Road, Croydon, in order to create a more accessible and connected Croydon Town Centre.

Council will advocate to the Victorian Government for the removal of this level crossing.

The grade separation will improve the safety of all commuters, enhancing pedestrian and vehicle connections in the area and possibly even creating more space for car parking. It will also allow for development of the station itself.

Read more about the Coolstore Road level crossing.

Croydon Civic Masterplan


Council is developing a new Croydon Civic Masterplan to identify and guide the future redevelopment of the precinct area, with a specific focus on the facilities, open space, transportation infrastructure and the various associated services.

The Croydon Civic precinct includes Council’s Aquahub, Maternal & Child Health Centre, EV’s Youth Centre, Maroondah Occasional Care Centre and Keystone Hall; along with other community facilities such as Croydon RSL, Croydon Library, Croydon Scout Hall, Croydon Central Kindergarten and Croydon Senior Citizens Centre. This is set in a large open space area that includes wetlands, parkland, athletics track and sporting ovals.

Croydon CCTV

Council successfully applied for funding through the Federal Government’s Safer Streets Programme, receiving $435,000 in May 2016 to upgrade 14 existing cameras and install seven new cameras in the Croydon Town Centre and at Croydon Park.

Wyreena Community Arts Centre

Council completed a new Playspace at Wyreena in 2016.

Council will develop a masterplan for buildings and open space at Wyreena Community Arts Centre and undertake major building improvement works.

Council program of capital works

Council has a program of capital works planned for Main Street, Croydon. These include:

  • Pedestrian crossing improvements north of Lacey Street – approximate cost $40,000
  • Upgrade to disabled parking spaces – approximate cost $60,000
  • Improved central pedestrian crossing with raised pavement – approximate cost $40,000

Croydon Activity Centre completed projects

Council has completed a range of projects in the Croydon precinct to improve liveability for our residents. These include:

  • Wyreena Playspace
  • Croydon X and Y Space
  • Croydon Civic Flood Mitigation
  • Lusher Road Drainage improvement
  • Croydon Connects
  • Lincoln Road Upgrade
  • Harry Lacey Lane car park modifications and pedestrian improvements – Completed 2015 – cost $30,000
  • Coolstore Road pedestrian refuge – Completed 2015 – cost $60,000
  • Main Street / Lacey Street pedestrian crossing – Completed in 2014 – cost $55,000
  • James Kerr Way car park upgrade and pedestrian improvements – Completed 2012 – cost $130,000
  • Hewish Road bike lanes – Completed 2011 – cost $15,000
  • Pedestrian improvement works at Civic Square, Croydon, adjacent to the Croydon Library and Council’s Service Centre
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