Clayton's near-complete station is ringed by eleven projects

Hot on the heels of the new Noble Park station opening, Clayton is rapidly approaching its open date as well.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) noted on its facebook page that the first part of the catenary is now in place, as well as the first pieces of track as well as new lifts.

The Clayton section of the Caulfield to Dandenong rail corridor level crossing removal programme is a single section of elevated track that will traverse both Clayton and Centre Roads.

This contrasts with the Noble Park section which has, in effect, two smaller elevated sections over Heatherton Road and Corrigan Roads plus another over Chandler Road.

Lift cores now in place on the new Clayton platform - image: LXRA

The Pakenham/Cranbourne lines form one edge of the wider Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster, with Clayton station the closest to the heart of the precinct (centred on Monash University).

State Government agency, the Victorian Planning Authority, released a draft framework plan in March 2017 which highlights the primacy of Clayton station in terms of rail transport.

Similarly, a new priority shared path exists within the draft framework plan which appears to link Clayton Station to Monash University via the Monash Medical precinct. The Monash Medical precinct has a new children's hospital for Melbourne's south-east.

The new elevated track around Clayton - image: LXRA

The Clayton Station precinct is no stranger to new urban development as well with 11 projects located in the suburb according to the Urban Project Database.

9 of the projects are residential, representing just under 1000 new residential units across multiple project statuses. 

There is 1 commercial project located very close to the station, with the final project being the new Biomedical Learning and Teaching building at Monash University's main campus.

Like all main suburban centres between the CBD and Dandenong, Clayton is high on the priority watchlist for new projects as the new rail infrastructure is commissioned and mid next decade an even higher level of service begins with the opening of the Metro Tunnel.

We'll be watching!

See below for a list of all current projects located in Clayton.

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