The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) were recognised at the Victorian Planning Institute Awards. The LXRP Urban Design Management Plan won the category ‘From Plan to Place’ and outlines an integrated and collaborative process to ensure urban design is embedded in the project lifecycle. The Office of Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) has contributed to the development of the management plan and provided ongoing input over the past 4 years to capture lessons learnt from earlier projects.

The LXRP was also awarded the Public Engagement and Community Planning category for the Caulfield to Dandenong Project. This high-profile project required extensive consultation with numerous stakeholders from early design stages through to implementation. The LXRP team collaborated with designers to unlock the benefits of elevating the rail to create new public space and improve connectivity for local communities.  The OVGA was an active member of the Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP) and advocated for high quality design outcomes.

The OVGA congratulates Lisa Dunlop, awarded Planner of the Year for 2019. Lisa is the Manager of Urban Design and Planning at LXRP and has been instrumental in the development of urban design frameworks and guidance documents. Lisa is a passionate and dedicated champion of urban design and actively promotes the value of high-quality design outcomes to create ‘Great Places’ for the community.

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Image above: Caulfield to Dandenong supplied by LXRP

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