The 2017 audit identified weaknesses in the Level Crossing Removal Project's (LXRP) design and delivery.

In 2018, the Victorian Government expanded the LXRP from 50 to 75 sites, which increased the project’s total estimated cost from $8 billion to $14.8 billion. 

It is vital that agencies implement lessons learnt from the first stage of the project to improve the second stage’s delivery and value for money.

Main findings:

  • The Department of Transport (DoT) and the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority have fully addressed seven recommendations. DoT has partially addressed one and is still addressing a further two.
  • The Department and the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority have also improved how they measure the project’s benefits and reviewed their procurement approach to ensure costs are kept to a minimum.
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