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Alphington Railway Bridges - request unobtrusive colours - no multicoloured stripes

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[Location: Alphington, Victoria 3078, Australia]

Petition to the Level Crossing Removal Authority:

Re the two pedestrian and bicycle bridges to be built over the Hurstbridge train line near Grange Road, Alphington: All three of your options presented to the public show multicoloured stripes which are unsuitable for low-key, leafy Alphington. We question the statement on your website that these bridges need to "act as a marker in the landscape", and that "the form and colour signal the bridges as crossing points". The bridges do not need to attract attention in order to fulful their purpose.

We request that the three bridges should look unobtrusive, using colours such as soft greens, browns and greys, in a fluid, natural design (not stripes) such as gum leaves and gumnuts on a plain background. For an example of a style that suits this area, we would draw your attention to the mural of gum trees, birds etc on the front wall of 86 Wingrove Street, Alphington (on the corner of Toolangi Road) opposite the railway line just near one of the two bridges in question. Another example might be the entrance to the EastLink's Mullum Mullum Tunnel.

We also request that the high fences along the railway track be of a colour which blends with the environment (such as Colorbond Rivergum Green).

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MORE ACTION - if you wish to voice your opinion in person:

  - Call: 1800 762 667

 - Email: contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

 - To see the options online, go to:

http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/crossings/grange-road-alphington

 - To fill out the survey online (you will need to register and log in), go to:

https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/grange-road-alphington/survey_tools/your-community-your-say

NOTE: The official deadline for public feedback was 5th March 2017, but it may still be effective to contact the LXRA after this.

Thank you! 

Marion Gray, Alphington resident



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