Your NameLaura Turner
TRP Cohort AssignmentAustralia 2023
Study Cohort Members

Megan Argyriou, Zahra Hussain Dhanji, Sunny Wilder, Doris Langer, Tomi Winfree

Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)

Carrum Level-Crossing Removal

Project Location

Patterson River Estuary to Eel Race Road, Carrum, VIC

Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)

Existing rail infrastructure redevelopment

Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?

The project seeks to change the way people live, work and travel by enhancing safety, increasing public transport frequency, providing public realm, human-powered transport links, connections to Country and commissioning public artworks; All of which relate to sustainability and enhancing sense of Place.

Located in the south-east of Melbourne, the project transects a river estuary and is straddled between the ocean and four suburbs on what was sand dunes between wetlands and the ocean pre-colonisation. Therefore the scope and public nature of the project appear to have much potential for regeneration.

As it's a public project there is plenty of information on the project's aims and it's urban design framework. Our group has access to further design process information through COX Architecture, who were a key consultant throughout design and construction. COX are interested in learning about regenerative development approaches and have confirmed they are happy to engage with our group as well as facilitate introductions with the rest of the design team. Our group also sees the benefit of being able to physically immerse ourselves in the project and it's locality.

Additional Useful Information

Choosing a project with the potential to bring others on the learning journey, and the possibility to share and discuss our findings with the built environment community was also a contributing factor in our decision. So that the work can have impact beyond the TRP course.

Date CreatedAugust 15, 2023