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

  • Project Update – 18 July

    10 days 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

    ... Continue reading

    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

    17 days 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

    20 days 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

    27 days 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.


  • Project Update - 24 June 2016

    about 1 month ago

    Preparatory Works

    In the lead up to the Acland Street Upgrade there will be further preparatory works, including soil testing, the installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network work taking place. 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. We will provide further details of these works closer to the date.

    Parking Neighbourhood Scheme

    On 14 June Council launched the St Kilda Precinct Parking Neighbourhood Scheme review. This precinct approach takes a... Continue reading

    Preparatory Works

    In the lead up to the Acland Street Upgrade there will be further preparatory works, including soil testing, the installation of new poles and streetlights, and gas network work taking place. 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. We will provide further details of these works closer to the date.

    Parking Neighbourhood Scheme

    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

    Throughout June and July the project team will continue to be available to meet one-on-one with traders, residents and members of the community to discuss the plans. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9209 6777. Alternatively attend one of our regular fortnightly drop-in sessions.

  • Project Update - 17 June

    about 1 month ago

    Preparatory Works

    Earlier this week we completed some preparatory works to ensure the underground footings of the future plaza furniture would not compromise existing underground services. This work has now been completed, and the footing locations have been confirmed.

    We will endeavour to provide advanced notification of any further preparatory works.

    Parking Neighbourhood Scheme

    Last Monday (14 June 2016) 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... Continue reading

    Preparatory Works

    Earlier this week we completed some preparatory works to ensure the underground footings of the future plaza furniture would not compromise existing underground services. This work has now been completed, and the footing locations have been confirmed.

    We will endeavour to provide advanced notification of any further preparatory works.

    Parking Neighbourhood Scheme

    Last Monday (14 June 2016) 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.

    Note that this review incorporates motorbike parking.Click here for the diagramshowing 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.


  • Project Update - 10 June 2016

    about 1 month ago

    Preparatory Works

    This week Multinet Gas and their service provider, Comdain Services finished their works to decommission the 95-year-old low pressure gas main running beneath Acland Street.

    Next week you may see some evening works on the corner of Acland Street and Barkly Street in the future plaza area. These works will involve excavating three test holes to ensure the footings required for the shelters and feature tree will not compromise underground services (such as storm water, power or gas). Further information about these works is available here.


    Preparatory Works

    This week Multinet Gas and their service provider, Comdain Services finished their works to decommission the 95-year-old low pressure gas main running beneath Acland Street.

    Next week you may see some evening works on the corner of Acland Street and Barkly Street in the future plaza area. These works will involve excavating three test holes to ensure the footings required for the shelters and feature tree will not compromise underground services (such as storm water, power or gas). Further information about these works is available here.


  • Project Update - 3 June 2016

    about 1 month ago

    Parking in the Acland Street precinct

    As part of the upgrade, Acland Street will be permanently closed to traffic between Belford Street and Barkly Street, and 51 on-street parking spaces will be removed on Acland Street. There are over 550 parking spaces within Council owned off-street car parks. A map detailing access to these car parks is available here.

    As part of our commitment to minimising the construction impacts to business and the community, we are suspending the parking fees for the 130 spaces in the Shakespeare Grove car park for the duration of the construction program (currently estimated... Continue reading

    Parking in the Acland Street precinct

    As part of the upgrade, Acland Street will be permanently closed to traffic between Belford Street and Barkly Street, and 51 on-street parking spaces will be removed on Acland Street. There are over 550 parking spaces within Council owned off-street car parks. A map detailing access to these car parks is available here.

    As part of our commitment to minimising the construction impacts to business and the community, we are suspending the parking fees for the 130 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.

    Loading zones

    We are finalising the loading zones for the precinct, and have updated the map showing loading zones and taxi ranks. The location of the loading zones has been informed by safety considerations, potential traffic impacts, opportunities to extend the existing loading zone spaces, and the distance between each loading zone.

    Throughout June the project team will be available to meet one-on-one with traders, residents and members of the community to discuss the finer details of the design including the engineering plans. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au, phone 03 9209 6777, or attend one of our regular fortnightly drop-in sessions.


  • Detailed design drawings for the Acland Street Upgrade are now available

    2 months ago
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    Detailed design drawings

    Detailed design drawings for the Acland Street Upgrade are now available here. The project team will be available to present these drawings along with engineering plans at our drop-in session on Thursday 2 June. We encourage all traders, residents and interested community members to attend.

    Throughout June the project team will be available to meet one-on-one with traders, residents and members of the community to discuss the finer details of the design including the engineering plans. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au, phone 03 9209 6777, or attend one of... Continue reading

    Detailed design drawings

    Detailed design drawings for the Acland Street Upgrade are now available here. The project team will be available to present these drawings along with engineering plans at our drop-in session on Thursday 2 June. We encourage all traders, residents and interested community members to attend.

    Throughout June the project team will be available to meet one-on-one with traders, residents and members of the community to discuss the finer details of the design including the engineering plans. To organise a time to meet with us please email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au, phone 03 9209 6777, or attend one of our regular fortnightly drop-in sessions.

    The evolution of the streetscape design

    The Acland Street Upgrade includes a level-access dual tram terminus between Belford Street and the entrance to Acland Court Shopping Centre and improvements to the streetscape between Belford and Barkly streets. The final detailed design forms the basis for the construction tender documentation and delivery of the project.

    We have been developing the design for Acland Street since 8 December 2015, when the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan including the vision principles was endorsed by Council. The Streetscape Framework Plan has been used to inform each stage of the design. The project team has ensured each of the vision principles has been addressed and the design is feasible to construct. The detailed design has also been assessed against a range of criteria including safety, accessibility for emergency services, streetscape appeal, maintenance and impacts to existing streetscape elements such as footpath trading zones.

  • Managing the construction impacts

    3 months ago

    The Acland Street Upgrade will commence construction in early August 2016 and the project team is seeking to minimise business and community disruption during the work as much as possible. Our approach to managing construction impacts incorporates feedback and ideas received from community consultation, including conversations with the local community, Acland Street traders and the Acland Street Village Business Association

    On Thursday we delivered and discussed the Works Update – Managing the Construction Impacts to Acland Street traders. The update outlines Council’s approach to supporting Acland Street during construction, including free car parking in Shakespeare Grove, reduced footpath... Continue reading

    The Acland Street Upgrade will commence construction in early August 2016 and the project team is seeking to minimise business and community disruption during the work as much as possible. Our approach to managing construction impacts incorporates feedback and ideas received from community consultation, including conversations with the local community, Acland Street traders and the Acland Street Village Business Association

    On Thursday we delivered and discussed the Works Update – Managing the Construction Impacts to Acland Street traders. The update outlines Council’s approach to supporting Acland Street during construction, including free car parking in Shakespeare Grove, reduced footpath trading fees, and marketing and promotion of the precinct.