Your Say on Acland Street Upgrades

The City of Port Phillip, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams are working together to revitalise the streetscape and upgrade the tram terminus on Acland Street in St Kilda. The tram terminus is being redeveloped as part of the Route 96 Upgrade project which will improve the safety, comfort, capacity, reliability and accessibility of one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes.

The project provides an opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which has not been refreshed since the 1990s. The design for Acland Street seamlessly integrates a pedestrian friendly streetscape with a new level-access Route 96 tram terminus and aligns with the principles of the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan and community feedback from the 2015 consultation process. Its unique tram shelters and circle paving pattern will ensure the street remains a distinctive place, and reflects what people said was important about St Kilda. It provides an urban open space for all to enjoy local art, culture, performances and pop-up events.

To receive weekly email updates on the progress of the project please email the Acland Street project team

The City of Port Phillip, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams are working together to revitalise the streetscape and upgrade the tram terminus on Acland Street in St Kilda. The tram terminus is being redeveloped as part of the Route 96 Upgrade project which will improve the safety, comfort, capacity, reliability and accessibility of one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes.

The project provides an opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which has not been refreshed since the 1990s. The design for Acland Street seamlessly integrates a pedestrian friendly streetscape with a new level-access Route 96 tram terminus and aligns with the principles of the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan and community feedback from the 2015 consultation process. Its unique tram shelters and circle paving pattern will ensure the street remains a distinctive place, and reflects what people said was important about St Kilda. It provides an urban open space for all to enjoy local art, culture, performances and pop-up events.

To receive weekly email updates on the progress of the project please email the Acland Street project team

Updates

  • Works Update - week commencing Sunday 28 August

    about 5 hours ago
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    Tram Services resumed

    From Monday 29 August, the new tram platform on the southern (Shakespeare Grove) side will be operational. At this time tram operations will switch, with the current temporary northern (Belford Street) platform being closed for final works, including repaving. The fully completed new Acland Street terminus will be operational from Monday 12 September.

    Construction

    South East Water works to realign the two water mains on Acland Street have been incorporated into the construction schedule. The full indicative works program can be found in Works Update 6 – Water main works and revised schedule, available on the... Continue reading

    Tram Services resumed

    From Monday 29 August, the new tram platform on the southern (Shakespeare Grove) side will be operational. At this time tram operations will switch, with the current temporary northern (Belford Street) platform being closed for final works, including repaving. The fully completed new Acland Street terminus will be operational from Monday 12 September.

    Construction

    South East Water works to realign the two water mains on Acland Street have been incorporated into the construction schedule. The full indicative works program can be found in Works Update 6 – Water main works and revised schedule, available on the project website.

    Works scheduled for next week include:

    • removal of the existing footpath paving on the southern side of Acland Street will commence, including some night works (Sunday to Thursday in areas 5 and 7),
    • footpath paving works continuing on the northern side of Acland Street (area 4),
    • water main works on the northern side of Acland Street (area 2),
    • construction works will commence on the northern platform (area 2),
    • further preparatory works will continue in the new plaza (area 3 and 6).

    Paving will be completed in stages within each zone to minimise impacts to traders and maintain safe pedestrian access.

    For construction enquiries please contact PTV at 1800 800 007 or ptvprojects@ptv.vic.gov.au

    For more Acland Street Upgrade information please call 9209 677 or email aclandstreetupgrade@portphillip.vic.gov.au.


  • Project Update - 19 August

    7 days ago

    Tram Services resumed

    Tram track replacement works are complete and tram services resumed as scheduled from first service on Wednesday 17 August 2016.

    Construction

    During the first stage of construction, South East Water identified an opportunity to realign the two water mains on Acland Street concurrently with the upgrade works to minimise future disruption to businesses and residents. We have updated our construction program to incorporate South East Water works to realign the water main in Acland Street. The updated works program can be found in Works Update 6 – Water main works and revised schedule.

    Route 96 tram... Continue reading

    Tram Services resumed

    Tram track replacement works are complete and tram services resumed as scheduled from first service on Wednesday 17 August 2016.

    Construction

    During the first stage of construction, South East Water identified an opportunity to realign the two water mains on Acland Street concurrently with the upgrade works to minimise future disruption to businesses and residents. We have updated our construction program to incorporate South East Water works to realign the water main in Acland Street. The updated works program can be found in Works Update 6 – Water main works and revised schedule.

    Route 96 tram services resumed as scheduled from first service on Wednesday 17 August 2016. The platform on the northern (Belford Street) side has been operational, with a temporary asphalt finish. This temporary platform is in the same location as the permanent platform and is level with the footpath, with no steps between. Following completion of the southern water main and paving works, tram services will switch to use the permanent southern platform (Shakespeare Grove side), to allow realignment of the northern water main.

    The site sheds and compounds have been relocated to the Belford Street car park to allow preliminary work on the plaza to start, and new footpath paving works will start next week.

    The temporary road closure on Acland Street between Carlisle Street and Belford Street has been removed. Acland Street between Belford Street and Barkly Street is permanently closed to cars.

    Supporting Acland Street throughout construction

    Look out for the new posters promoting the Acland Street precinct. We encourage you to support the local businesses during this time of transition.


  • Project Update - 12 August

    14 days ago
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    Construction of the new terminus and tram tracks

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade commenced on Monday 8 August 2016 with the construction of the new terminus and tram tracks.

    Demolition and excavation of existing tracks and adjacent pavements is now complete. The scissor crossing track infrastructure has been installed, and the track concrete pour will be completed over the weekend. We have installed a “rubber boot” around the rail track, which will help reduce the noise levels resulting from moving trams. In the next week, our focus will shift to construction of the new platform and overhead power works.

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    Construction of the new terminus and tram tracks

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade commenced on Monday 8 August 2016 with the construction of the new terminus and tram tracks.

    Demolition and excavation of existing tracks and adjacent pavements is now complete. The scissor crossing track infrastructure has been installed, and the track concrete pour will be completed over the weekend. We have installed a “rubber boot” around the rail track, which will help reduce the noise levels resulting from moving trams. In the next week, our focus will shift to construction of the new platform and overhead power works.

    A temporary road closure is in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street during these works, which will be completed by 17 August 2016.

    We thank you for your patience during construction. We are continuing to work with the contractor to minimise impacts and respond to community questions. A water truck is on site to minimise dust levels and our traffic management personnel are assisting local access and minimising disruption to Barkly Street. The 24-hour works will result in some noise disruptions continuing through the night. Further details are provided in Works Update 4 – Terminus Construction.

    We are working with South East Water to install a temporary water supply to minimise further disruptions to customers. South East Water has been in contact with affected properties. For further information please contact the South East Water Community Engagement team on 1800 055 465.

    If you have any questions on the current construction works, please contact PTV on 1800 800 007 or ptvprojects@ptv.vic.gov.au.

    Streetscape works

    The streetscape works will commence on 18 August 2016 and are expected to be completed on 17 October 2016. We have provided information about the indicative weekly breakdown of streetscape works in Works Update 5 – Streetscape Works.

    Traffic

    The temporary road closure currently in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street, will be removed on 18 August 2016. Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, was permanently closed to cars on 8 August 2016.

    Parking

    There are over 1,900 on-street parking spaces with varying parking restrictions within a five minute (400m) walk of the shopping street. Within walking distance of the precinct there are also over 550 parking spaces within Council owned off-street car parks. A map detailing access to these car parks is now available.

    As part of our commitment to minimising the construction impacts to business and the community, we are suspending the parking fees for the 134 spaces in the Shakespeare Grove car park for the duration of the construction program (currently estimated at three months). The two-hour time restrictions for these car parks will remain.

    Discuss the detailed design with the project team

    If you have any questions the project team are available to meet one-on-one throughout construction. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9209 6777. Alternatively, please visit the project website for details of our regular fortnightly drop-in sessions.

    Support the local businesses during this time of transition. Most shops are open for business.

    Please continue to check the project website for current information about the Acland Street Upgrade. We will continue to provide updates as the project progresses; our weekly updates will now be distributed on Mondays to include information about works over the weekend.

  • Project Update - 5 August

    21 days ago

    Next Monday - 8 August

    Road Closures: From 1 am on 8 August 2016, Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, will be permanently closed to cars. A temporary road closure will also be in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street, from 8 to 17 August 2016.

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade will start on Monday 8 August 2016.

    Construction of the new terminus and tram tracks

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade will start on Monday 8 August 2016 with the construction of the new terminus and tram tracks. This work is to... Continue reading

    Next Monday - 8 August

    Road Closures: From 1 am on 8 August 2016, Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, will be permanently closed to cars. A temporary road closure will also be in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street, from 8 to 17 August 2016.

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade will start on Monday 8 August 2016.

    Construction of the new terminus and tram tracks

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade will start on Monday 8 August 2016 with the construction of the new terminus and tram tracks. This work is to be completed by 17 August 2016 and will occur both day and night with moderate–high impacts. During this time, a temporary road closure will be in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street. For more information please refer to Works Update 4 – Terminus Construction and Streetscape Works

    Streetscape works

    The streetscape works will commence on 18 August 2016 and are expected to be completed on 17 October 2016. This work will be mainly throughout the day and involve low–moderate impacts. We have provided indicative information about the activities for streetscape works in Works Update 5 – Streetscape Works available on the project website.

    Discuss the detailed design with the project team

    While we recognise that there are community members who remain opposed to the upgrade, we are committed to ensuring that you have up-to-date information on project progress and likely impacts.

    If you have any questions the project team are available to meet one-on-one throughout construction. To organise a time to meet with us, please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9209 6777. Alternatively, please visit us at one of our regular fortnightly drop-in sessions.

  • Project Update - 29 July

    24 days ago
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    Supporting Acland Street throughout construction

    If you catch the Route 96 tram, you may have seen some new posters promoting the Acland Street precinct. We encourage you to support the local businesses during this time of transition.

    Early Works

    The early works are progressing to schedule, with the majority of poles, streetlights and overhead wires installed, kerb works on Belford Street complete and the representative art tiles recovered. Further works, including gas network reinforcement and installation of new power boxes, will continue. These works include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area.... Continue reading

    Supporting Acland Street throughout construction

    If you catch the Route 96 tram, you may have seen some new posters promoting the Acland Street precinct. We encourage you to support the local businesses during this time of transition.

    Early Works

    The early works are progressing to schedule, with the majority of poles, streetlights and overhead wires installed, kerb works on Belford Street complete and the representative art tiles recovered. Further works, including gas network reinforcement and installation of new power boxes, will continue. These works include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. For more details about early works, including approximate timings, please refer to Works Update 3 - early works available on the project website.

    Shelter Colour

    Since the release of the detailed design images in May, we have been refining the colour selection for the shelters on Acland Street. The colours for the shelters have been chosen as they reflect St Kilda sunsets and the Luna Park moon face. Each shelter will have a colour slightly different from the next within a tight red/orange continuum.

    Construction Schedule

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade will start on 8 August 2016.

    The streetscape works will commence immediately after the terminus and track replacement work is completed on 17 August 2016. The streetscape works are expected to be completed on 17 October 2016. For more details about the construction schedule, including approximate timings, please refer to Works Update 4 – Terminus Construction and Streetscape Works available on the project website.

    Road Closure

    Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, will be permanently closed to cars from 1am on 8 August 2016. Please note that from 8 to 17 August, a temporary road closure will also be in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street, during construction of the new terminus and replacement tram tracks. Normal traffic movements will resume on this section of Acland Street from 17 August 2016.

    Discuss the detailed design with the project team

    Up to and throughout construction, the project team will be available to meet one-on-one with traders, residents and members of the community. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9209 6777. Alternatively, please visit the project website for details of our regular fortnightly drop-in sessions.

  • Project Update - 22 July

    28 days ago
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    Shelter Colour

    Since the release of the detailed design images in May, we have been refining the colour selection for the shelters on Acland Street. The colours for the shelters reflect St Kilda sunsets and reference the Luna Park moon face. Each shelter will have a colour slightly different from the next within a tight red/orange continuum.



    Early Works

    Further early works are taking place in the lead up to construction of the Acland Street Upgrade. These works include minor kerb and footpath modifications on the corner of Belford Street and Acland... Continue reading

    Shelter Colour

    Since the release of the detailed design images in May, we have been refining the colour selection for the shelters on Acland Street. The colours for the shelters reflect St Kilda sunsets and reference the Luna Park moon face. Each shelter will have a colour slightly different from the next within a tight red/orange continuum.



    Early Works

    Further early works are taking place in the lead up to construction of the Acland Street Upgrade. These works include minor kerb and footpath modifications on the corner of Belford Street and Acland Street, installation of streetlights on the recently installed poles, and reinforcement of the gas network. These works will include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. For more details about early works, including approximate timings, please refer to Works Update 3 - early works available on the project website.

    Construction Schedule

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade is scheduled to start on 8 August 2016.

    The streetscape works will commence immediately after the terminus and track replacement work is completed on 17 August 2016. The streetscape works are expected to be completed on 17 October 2016. For more details about the construction schedule, including approximate timings, please refer to Works Update 4 – Terminus Construction and Streetscape Works available on the project website.

    Road Closure

    Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barky Street, will be permanently closed to cars from 1am on 8 August 2016. For more information about the process to permanently close Acland Street, please refer to the project website.

    Please note that from 8 to 17 August, a temporary road closure will also be in place on Acland Street, between Belford Street and Carlisle Street, during construction of the new terminus and replacement tram tracks.
  • Project Update – 18 July

    about 1 month ago

    Preparatory Works

    Preparatory works will continue throughout July until construction begins on 8 August. These works include soil testing, installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network reinforcement works, and are likely to include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. The project team will be on Acland Street next week to recover some of the art tiles embedded in the pavement. This work will include saw cutting, hammering and chiselling, and replacing the tiles with asphalt. Further details can be found in Works Update 3, Early works.

    Construction Update

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    Preparatory Works

    Preparatory works will continue throughout July until construction begins on 8 August. These works include soil testing, installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network reinforcement works, and are likely to include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. The project team will be on Acland Street next week to recover some of the art tiles embedded in the pavement. This work will include saw cutting, hammering and chiselling, and replacing the tiles with asphalt. Further details can be found in Works Update 3, Early works.

    Construction Update

    The Acland Street Upgrade Project will be completed over two stages. Construction of the new terminus and tram tracks will commence on 8 August 2016, and the streetscape works are expected to be completed on 17 October 2016. Further details about these works can be found in Works Update 4 – Terminus Construction and Streetscape Works.


  • Project Update - 11 July 2016

    about 1 month ago

    Early Works

    There will be further early works taking place over the next month including soil testing, installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network reinforcement works. These works will include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. Further details are available in the Works Update 3 - early works.

    Construction Schedule

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade is scheduled to start on 8 August 2016.

    The streetscape works will begin immediately after the terminus and track replacement work is... Continue reading

    Early Works

    There will be further early works taking place over the next month including soil testing, installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network reinforcement works. These works will include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. Further details are available in the Works Update 3 - early works.

    Construction Schedule

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade is scheduled to start on 8 August 2016.

    The streetscape works will begin immediately after the terminus and track replacement work is completed on 17 August 2016, and are expected to be completed in October 2016.

    Further details about the construction schedule, including the staging of the streetscaping works, will be available in the next Works Update.

    The project team is available to meet one-on-one to discuss more detailed project timing as it relates to your business or residential location.


  • Permanent road closure of Acland Street between Barkly and Belford streets

    about 1 month ago

    Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, will be permanently closed to cars from 1 am on Monday 8 August 2016.

    In order to formally close a section of Acland Street, at the Council Meeting on 8 December 2015, Council resolved to undertake a statutory process under Schedule 11 of the Local Government Act for a Permanent Road Closure to Acland Street between Belford Street and Barkly Street. This resolution did not include plans to conduct a trial road closure.

    Council informed the traders and the community of this process in February 2016 through letters to directly affected properties... Continue reading

    Acland Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, will be permanently closed to cars from 1 am on Monday 8 August 2016.

    In order to formally close a section of Acland Street, at the Council Meeting on 8 December 2015, Council resolved to undertake a statutory process under Schedule 11 of the Local Government Act for a Permanent Road Closure to Acland Street between Belford Street and Barkly Street. This resolution did not include plans to conduct a trial road closure.

    Council informed the traders and the community of this process in February 2016 through letters to directly affected properties and through an advertisement in the Port Phillip Leader. Interested parties were able to make a written submission by 2 March 2016. Council received 47 submissions. Submitters and members of the public were also invited to make a verbal submission at the Council Meeting on 22 March.

    At the meeting, 14 community members posed questions regarding the proposed closure. The main themes discussed were:

    · Height controls on Acland Street

    · Project and construction timeframes

    · Impacts on the Acland Village character and trade

    · Community and trader consultation

    · Safety and mobility access

    · Changed traffic and parking conditions

    All Councillors were in attendance, and the motion to approve the permanent closure of Acland Street was carried unanimously. The agenda, reports and minutes of the 22 March meeting is available on Council’s website.

    The loading zones shown on this map will be operational prior to road closure.
  • Project Update - 1 July 2016

    about 1 month ago

    Preparatory Works

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade is scheduled to start in early August. There will be further preparatory works taking place prior to this, including soil testing, the installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network reinforcement works. This work is likely to include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. Further details about this work can be found in the Works Update-preparatory works. We will provide further details of these works closer to the date.

    Parking Neighbourhood Scheme

    As outlined in previous updates, on 14 June Council... Continue reading

    Preparatory Works

    Construction of the Acland Street Upgrade is scheduled to start in early August. There will be further preparatory works taking place prior to this, including soil testing, the installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network reinforcement works. This work is likely to include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. Further details about this work can be found in the Works Update-preparatory works. We will provide further details of these works closer to the date.

    Parking Neighbourhood Scheme

    As outlined in previous updates, on 14 June Council launched the St Kilda Precinct Parking Neighbourhood Scheme review. This precinct approach takes a rounded review of parking restrictions and the community’s needs within a precinct, and endeavours to minimise parking impacts on the liveability of Port Phillip. While the proposed changes are based on parking occupancy data and previous community requests, community consultation is needed to test this data with people who live and use the streets for parking. This review incorporates motorbike parking. Click here for the diagram showing proposed formal motorcycle parking locations.

    If you currently use on-street parking in St Kilda, we encourage you to visit Council’s website and fill out the online survey. The survey closes on 15 July 2016.

    Discuss the detailed design with the project team

    The project team continue to be available to meet one-on-one with traders, residents and members of the community to discuss the detailed design and engineering plans. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9209 6777.