Update – 21/3/2016
The most recent information we have is that the Domain Station will be located near the intersection of Domain Road and St Kilda Road – and not in Fawkner Park. This means effectively under the existing Domain Interchange for trams. It is not clear whether all the tunnelling towards the city and the proposed new South Yarra station can be done directly from the site of the Domain Station or whether there may be some disruption of Fawkner Park for the purposes of tunnelling or storage of spoil from the excavation.
The preference of the CoM and MMR is to perform the works from the Domain Station site, but contractor requirements may make this not feasable. We expect more information in May 2016.
Although the plans are not final it appears that the issues for us will include the following.
1.Whether the Domain station remains at the intersection of Domain Road and St Kilda Road rather than Fawkner Park that had been mooted previously.
2.Whether the tunnelling entry and storage point will be in Fawkner Park or north of the Domain Interchange.
3.The disruption of Domain Road and Toorak Road and elsewhere.
4. The decision to not build an interchange stop at South Yarra Station and its impact on local infrastructure and the Tram Network (This ties in with the Tram No. 8 Issue)
5. Whether the Metro Tunnel will impact or prevent a future road tunnel under Punt Road
Link to the Metro Tunnel web site Click here
Letter from Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
Dear South Yarra Resident
Please find below details of our upcoming information sessions and yoursay portal.
Members of Melbourne South Yarra Residents Group are invited to drop in anytime during these sessions to meet the project team, view tunnel and station locations and provide feedback on project plans.
Tuesday 10 November: Seasons Botanic Gardens, 348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Saturday 14 November: Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston St, Melbourne, 11AM – 1PM
Wednesday 18 November: Punthill South Yarra Grand, 7 Yarra St South Yarra, 6 – 8PM
Friday 20 November: Melbourne Town Hall, 90-120 Swanston St, Melbourne, 12 – 2PM
Have your say on the Melbourne Metro Rail Project
You are also invited to provide feedback on the project, which will be used to help us prepare our official planning documents. These documents will go on public display next year. It will also help us as we continue to develop the design for Melbourne Metro.
You can visit http://yoursay.mmrailproject.vic.gov.au/melbourne-metro-rail-project to participate in online forums and complete a short survey about how you use the proposed project areas.
I will arrange to have some information packs posted to you ahead of your AGM.
Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
The State Government made an election commitment in 2014 to establish an independent Advisory Committee to review and report on the future of the Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO). On 17 February 2015, the Minister for Planning approved the Terms of Reference for the Punt Road PAO Advisory Committee.
The Terms of Reference are:
“The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to review the future of the Public Acquisition Overlay (overlay) affecting properties within the City of Stonnington on the east side of Punt Road along the 2.6 kilometres between Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra and Union Street, Windsor by seeking input from affected landowners, stakeholders and agencies and to recommend to the Minister for Planning whether to retain, modify or remove the overlay.”
Contact: Susie Warwick.
Ph: 0418 472 490. Address: 2B Gordon Grove, SOUTH YARRA VIC. 3141