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

  • Works Update - Week Commencing Monday 26 September

    1 day ago
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    Construction

    Tram track replacement works are complete and tram services resumed from both platforms on Monday12 September.
    Following the completion of South East Water works, the sequence of streetscape works was updated; and works are progressing in line with the updated schedule. The full indicative works program can be found in Works Update 7 - Streetscape works and caretaker period.

    Works will not be occurring over the Grand Final weekend (30 September to 2 October 2016).

    Works are continuing in the plaza, with the new concrete base being prepared for paving to begin in week 10. Paving along the... Continue reading

    Construction

    Tram track replacement works are complete and tram services resumed from both platforms on Monday12 September.
    Following the completion of South East Water works, the sequence of streetscape works was updated; and works are progressing in line with the updated schedule. The full indicative works program can be found in Works Update 7 - Streetscape works and caretaker period.

    Works will not be occurring over the Grand Final weekend (30 September to 2 October 2016).

    Works are continuing in the plaza, with the new concrete base being prepared for paving to begin in week 10. Paving along the footpath has progressed and the footpaths at the Belford Street end are nearing completion.

    Works scheduled for next week include:

    · installation of new pavers to concrete slab and footpath areas (areas1, 2, 4, 5 and 7)

    · preparation of the plaza area for concrete slab to be poured and prepared for paving (areas 3 and 6)

    · United Energy works to install new pillar boxes, (night works Monday, areas 1, and3)

    · Telstra works are due for completion Tuesday 27th September.

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


    View full map in Works Update 7


  • Works Update - Week Commencing Sunday 18 September

    12 days ago
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    Construction

    Tram track replacement works are complete and tram services resumed from both platforms on Monday 12 September.

    Following the completion of South East Water works, the sequence of streetscape works was updated.

    The full indicative works program can be found in Works Update 7 - Streetscape works and caretaker period.

    Works scheduled for next week include:

    • installation of new pavers to concrete slab and footpath areas (areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7)
    • further preparatory works will continue in the new plaza including the concrete pour (area 3 and 6)
    • Telstra will be on site... Continue reading

    Construction

    Tram track replacement works are complete and tram services resumed from both platforms on Monday 12 September.

    Following the completion of South East Water works, the sequence of streetscape works was updated.

    The full indicative works program can be found in Works Update 7 - Streetscape works and caretaker period.

    Works scheduled for next week include:

    • installation of new pavers to concrete slab and footpath areas (areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7)
    • further preparatory works will continue in the new plaza including the concrete pour (area 3 and 6)
    • Telstra will be on site to adjust the height of telecommunication pits, including some night works (Monday to Wednesday, all areas)

    View full map in Works Update 7

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


    Tram Services

    Route 96 tram services are now operating. Both platforms of the new Acland Street terminus are now operational.


    Local council election period

    Victorian local council elections will be held on Saturday 22 October 2016.

    From the close of candidate nominations at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 September until the close of voting at 6 pm on Saturday 22 October, Council will enter into the ‘election period’, also known as the ‘caretaker period’.

    During the caretaker period the project team will continue to provide these weekly email updates detailing works expected for the coming week.

    To ensure compliance with the Local Government Act 1989, we will no longer be holding fortnightly

    drop-in sessions, releasing further Works Updates, and we will also be restricted in our

    website updates during this period.

    We will continue to be available to answer questions via phone or email.

    We appreciate your understanding, and apologise for any inconvenience.


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


  • Works Update - Week Commencing Sunday 11 September

    19 days ago
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    Construction

    South East Water works to realign the two water mains on Acland Street are now complete.Removal of the previous checkerboard footpath paving has been complete. Both platforms will be operational from Monday 12 September.

    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:

    · install new pavers on southern footpath (areas 5 and 7)

    · footpath paving works continuing on the northern side of Acland Street (area 4),

    · further preparatory works will continue in the new... Continue reading

    Construction

    South East Water works to realign the two water mains on Acland Street are now complete.Removal of the previous checkerboard footpath paving has been complete. Both platforms will be operational from Monday 12 September.

    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:

    · install new pavers on southern footpath (areas 5 and 7)

    · footpath paving works continuing on the northern side of Acland Street (area 4),

    · further preparatory works will continue in the new plaza (area 3 and 6),

    · Telstra will be on site to adjust the height of telecommunication pits, including some night works (Monday to Wednesday, all areas).

    View full map in Works Update 6

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



    Tram Services

    Route 96 tram services are now operating. Paving on the northern platform is almost complete and both platforms of the new Acland Street terminus will be operational from Monday 12 September.

    Parking

    The City of Port Phillip is reviewing on-street parking restrictions in St Kilda. In July an initial consultation was conducted with all properties in St Kilda. Council has now reviewed all feedback received. In streets where changes to parking restrictions are proposed, a further letter has been sent to affected properties. More information can be found on Council’s website http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/parking.htm.

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

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

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


  • Works Update - Week Commencing Sunday 4 September

    26 days ago
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    Construction

    South East Water works to realign the two water mains on Acland Street have been incorporated into the construction schedule. Water main works are complete on the southern side of Acland Street.

    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 be completed, including some night works (Sunday to Thursday in areas 5 and 7),
    • footpath paving works continuing on the... Continue reading

    Construction

    South East Water works to realign the two water mains on Acland Street have been incorporated into the construction schedule. Water main works are complete on the southern side of Acland Street.

    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 be completed, 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),
    • footpath paving works on the new footpath extension slabs will continue on the southern side of Acland Street (area 1),
    • water main works will continue on the northern side of Acland Street (area 2),
    • preparation and paving works will commence on the northern platform (area 2),
    • further preparatory works will continue in the new plaza (area 3 and 6),
    • New bollards will be installed west of Belford Street up to Carlisle Street (not pictured).

    View full map in Works Update 6

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









    Tram Services

    Route 96 tram services are now operating from the new platform on the southern (Shakespeare Grove) side. Paving on the northern platform will begin next week.

    Both platforms of the new Acland Street terminus will be operational from Monday 12 September.

    Traffic and parking

    There are over 1,900on-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 available on the website.

    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. The two-hour time restrictions for these car parks will remain.

    Support Acland Street throughout construction

    Recently you may have seen new shade cloth around the works areas, or received a postcard highlighting how to get around Acland Street during the upgrade. We encourage you to come down and support the local businesses during this time of transition.


  • Works Update - Week Commencing Sunday 28 August

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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.

    ... Continue reading

    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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    2 months 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.