North Western Program Alliance: 2022 Winner – Sustainable places and destinations

Last updated: 9 December 2022
public green space with user paths and innovative landscaping on the right, with black metal bridge on the left North Western Program Alliance is the Industry Leader award winner in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Sustainable places and destinations category.

The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project, delivered by the North Western Program Alliance, transformed a divisive rail corridor in Melbourne’s inner north into a vibrant and active urban precinct, promoting community health, inclusion, resilience and a sustainable connection to nature.

Locals can now enjoy a new public space the size of two MCGs, as well as 2.5kms of walking and cycling paths, and innovative landscaping to encourage biodiversity.

Surrounding urban ecosystems benefit from this project too, thanks to tree-planting which will create a connected canopy across the corridor, providing summer shade as well as enhanced habitat links for fauna and pollinators.

The project’s sustainability outcomes have been rated the highest ever by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council and Green Building Council of Australia.

Sustainable places and destinations 2022 finalists