The Metro Rail people have today released the Environmental Effects Study (EES). The associated press release says (in part)
“The EES also outlines the significant impacts on open space, roads and other transport, including temporary and permanent closures of some streets and occupation of public areas along the tunnel alignment. Some of these impacts will last 3-5 years during the construction phase.
The EES reveals concept designs, exact locations and depths for the five new underground stations that will be built as part of the Metro Tunnel Project, and how they will be built.
The new Domain Station will be built 15 metres below St Kilda Road using an advanced cut and cover approach. The station will include three entrances: one in the Shrine of Remembrance Reserve, one at the relocated Domain tram interchange, and another in the open space where the South African Soldiers Memorial is currently located.”
There is a mass of documents, all available here. I’d suggest the Executive Summary is a good place to start.
We are intending to make a formal submission on behalf of the Botanica residents, feedback welcome.