LILYDALE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

LILYDALE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

21 October 2020

Works alert – Maroondah Highway, site establishment and utility relocations
Works are continuing on the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project with strict health and safety protocols in place.

The health and safety of our workers and the community will remain our key priority as we undertake works on the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project. We will continue to follow the directions of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as we safely complete works on this project.

This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities for the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal project that you may notice from week commencing Monday 26 October 2020.

Upcoming changes to the way you travel

Lilydale Station eastern car park (26 October – 9 November 2020): Up to 100 car spaces will be temporarily closed to install new train power and signalling cabling. Alternative commuter parking is available from Market Street and by the Lilydale outdoor pool.

William Street East and West local road access (26 October – 9 November 2020): William Street East and West will be closed (with local road access only) to construct new pedestrian footpaths and facilitate service and utility relocations or upgrades.

Maroondah Highway pedestrian footpath (26 October – 9 November 2020): There will be minor detours on the southern pedestrian footpath on Maroondah Highway to facilitate new communication cabling installation.

Maroondah Highway railway pedestrian crossing (9 November 2020): From Monday 9 November 2020, the pedestrian crossing over the rail line connecting William Street East and West will be closed to commence bridge structural foundation works. Pedestrians will need to use John Street or cross the Maroondah Highway and use the pedestrian crossing over the rail line near Lilydale Station to continue their journey.

Maroondah Highway (including service roads)
Utility service investigations and relocations.

Intermittent parking restrictions and temporary lane closures, with traffic management in place to assist businesses and customers with access as required.

William Street East and William Street West
Sewerage and power relocation and upgrade works.

Construction of a temporary pedestrian footpath along the west side of William Street West.

Intermittent parking restrictions and temporary lane closures, with traffic management in place to assist businesses and customers with access as required.

Intermittent pedestrian detours, with signage in place to advise accordingly.
Access to all businesses will be maintained.

William Street East (Lilydale High School)
• Parking has now been removed from William Street East by Lilydale High School, and there will be heavy machinery in operation in this area until early 2022.
• Utility service investigations and relocations.
• Ongoing site establishment within Lilydale High School grounds, involving the use of a compaction roller.
• Access to all businesses will be maintained.

What to expect
• Works will be carried out from 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 7am – 1pm Saturday.
• Some construction noise and activity, with construction vehicles, equipment and works operating in the area.
• Slight changes to pedestrian paths on Maroondah Highway, William Street East and West and John Street.
• Traffic management will be in place to safely assist road users and pedestrians to their destination.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the LXRP 24/7 Contact Centre on 1800 105 105 or contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

The Maroondah Highway Level Crossing Removal Project Team

AFL GRAND FINAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY

AFL GRAND FINAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Friday 23 October

There will be no onsite or remote learning classes for students on this day.  

Please note, some students in Year 12 may be required to attend school on this day.

Victoria’s AFL Grand Final Eve public holiday will be renamed to ‘Thank You Day’ to show the states thanks to those who have made sacrifices to contain the spread of Coronavirus. 

UPDATE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

UPDATE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents and Carers

On behalf of all at Lilydale High School, I want to say a big thank you to all our students, parents and carers for your continued resilience and support throughout this year.  You can be confident that our school will support any student who has fallen behind.

Whether we’re teaching remotely or face-to-face, our focus for Term 4 is on making sure that every student is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs.

The Victorian Government has outlined the staged return to on-site schooling for all students as part of its gradual roadmap towards reopening.

Term 4 on-site schooling arrangements for students

Following advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, on Monday 5 October, the Victorian Government released a staged approach for students to return to on-site schooling.

The plan is to get students back in the classroom as soon and as safely as possible without putting at risk all that has been achieved through the period of restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For Lilydale High School, the following arrangements apply:

From 12 October (Week 2, Term 4)

  • students in Year 7 will return to on-site schooling. The existing remote learning program will not continue for this year level
  • VCE/VCAL and Year 10 students studying a VCE subject will attend on-site schooling
  • remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in Year 8 to Year 10
  • on-site supervision will remain available for students in Year 8 to Year 10 who are the children of permitted workers and vulnerable students.

From 26 October (Week 3, Term 4)

  • students in Year 8 to Year 10 will return to on-site schooling. The existing remote learning program will not continue for these year levels from this date.

Our aim has always been to place the wellbeing of our students first, young people don’t thrive if this is not the number one priority.  We can, and will, catch up with any skill development over the course of the next few months and we will guide students through the coming weeks to make a successful transition to the next phase of their education. We are very much looking forward to having them back onsite amongst their friends, classmates and teachers.

As always, as soon as I become aware officially of any new information regarding onsite return dates, I will make sure everyone is promptly informed. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school with any questions.

Thank you once again

Wendy Powson
Principal

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM 2021

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM 2021

Chromebook orders will need to be made through our school approved supplier portal JB Hi-Fi.  This is because the device comes preconfigured to connect to Lilydale High School’s wireless network, printing system and school domain, providing access to specific apps and updates.  

Chromebooks can be purchased from  JBHifi Here

School Code: LILYDALEHS2021

Chromebook Comparison  Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions  Click Here

JB BYOD Parent Tool Kit   Click Here

For more information about the school Chromebook Program see below:

https://lilydalehs.vic.edu.au/weld-purchase/

VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR

VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR

Lilydale High School welcomes prospective families to take the VIRTUAL TOUR of our school to see what Lilydale High School has to offer your son or daughter.

Parents and carers are also invited to phone the school on 9735 5644 for further information.

Wendy Powson
Principal

EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING, RESILIENCE IN LIFE, THRIVING IN COMMUNITY