Small wins

After more than 12 months negotiations with the City of Port Phillip, you may have noticed that one of the parking bays have been converted to a motorcycle bay.  The bay impacted is the one nearest to the St Kilda Rd exit (see below).  This has made the exit safer but still requires considerable care.  Thanks Mike P for your assistance on this matter.

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We were a little less successful with our footpath repairs.  TPG who had dug up the path and done a poor repair job, agreed to re-dig and resurface their impacted area.  We were able to get rapid action from them as they want to make their service available to our residents and we made it clear that would not happen until they made the rectification.  It is better but not fantastic, better than many parts of the general St Kilda Rd footpaths.

The City of Port Phillip also checked the wider area and declined to do further repairs at this time.  Their logic was that it will be dug up again in the near term.  They did agree that the area around the street tree does need further action but they do not move rapidly.

I did check with TPG on the broader costs of surfacing the path.  Given that the City of PP had declined to pay, I thought that perhaps we should look at picking up the tab for the remainder of the area.  I was surprised to learn that it was $230 plus GST per square metre plus traffic management, so many thousands of dollars to do the full area.

I am also told that the ‘graffiti’ marks will wash off in the rain but it is required for a few more weeks.

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