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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

No 109 Beacon Cove Trams between 3-15 January

Yarra Trams will be carrying out a major upgrade to the Clarendon Street junction light rail stop over the next few weeks which will mean that there will be no 109 trams servicing Beacon Cove (or other parts of Port Melbourne) between Sunday 3 January to Friday 15 January.

During this work, replacement buses will operate to the normal frequency.  These buses will not travel through the Southbank/Casino/Flinders Street area and will terminate on Collins Street opposite Southern Cross (Spencer Street) station so you will need to change to a tram to get further up Collins Street or walk quite a long way if you want to go to the Casino or Southbank. They will also take considerably longer than the light rail so allow plenty of extra time if you want to get into or out of the city on public transport.

Yesterday there were some brochures with comprehensive details of the work and service changes at the Beacon Cove light rail stop.  There is also some information available here.

Sorry for the late notice - I only found this out yesterday when travelling on the tram.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Webb Dock Update

The last Webb Dock works update this year from the Port of Melbourne has details of the Christmas shut down and makes some comments about use of the new Webb Trail observation deck on New Year's Eve.

It can be downloaded here.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Car Damage and Theft

There have been reports of cars being broken into when cars are parked in the street in the Beacon Cove area, particularly in The Crescent. Thieves are not only stealing valuables but are also taking garage remote entry keys to enter houses. We suggest valuables and remote entry garage keys are not left in cars.

Beach Street Separated Queueing Lane - Further Update

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) approved the first two stages of the Beach Street Separated Queuing lane project at its meeting on 8th December 2015. This is the culmination of planning and discussion with the community since 2013.  

Stage 1 includes better utilisation of Station Pier car park for queuing during peak sailing periods. Stage 2 involves minor upgrades to Beach Street/Waterfront Place through the roundabout and on the foreshore and the introduction of a temporary queuing lane along Beach Street and Waterfront Place. Further details are shown in a Council paper at www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/december-2015-meetingsagendas.htm.

Council Waste Transfer Station Inquiry

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) Waste Transfer Station/Resource Recovery Centre on White Street now finds itself located in the newly declared Fishermans Bend Capital City Zone. This location is no longer considered appropriate for this purpose, with the Fishermans Bend Strategic Framework Plan nominating the location as suitable for future neighbourhood open space.

With a view to future relocation, CoPP Council has initiated a study to determine best practice operations and future options for relocation within a growing city, taking into consideration the predicted doubling of population in the City of Port Phillip over the next 50 years.

Piling Works at Webb Dock

The Port of Melbourne Corporation has produced a useful poster outlining the piling activity timeline and information associated with the current works at Webb Dock.  It contains graphics of where work has been completed and where work is still to be done.

A PDF version of it can be downloaded here.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Garden City Reserve BBQ Installation

The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) is seeking community feedback on the location of a proposed BBQ in Garden City Reserve. More information can be downloaded here.

Open Conversation about Fishermans Bend - Tue 8 Dec

Fishermans Bend Network, a community group, in conjunction with Urban Design Forum, Planning Institute of Australia and Inner Melbourne Planning Alliance are hosting an open conversation to ask the question: what have we learnt from the Docklands, Southbank, and Fishermans Bend developments so far,and how can this assist us to do better.

This will be between 5-7:30pm on Tuesday 8 December at Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. More details are on the flyer which can be downloaded here.