All the MMRA work

2017 05 Multiple MMRA docs

The attachment above has most of the upcoming impacts from MMRA.  There is a separate one for the tram changes. MM-FACT-SHEET-Toorak-Road-West-Construction-Stage

For your information I have today had confirmation that they are looking at changing the format, with a greater focus on a consolidated 4-week look-ahead of all Metro Tunnel related works.

That will be most welcome.

I suggested a consolidated view with timing and impacts across everything.  I don’t  particularly care if it is power,  water, sewer or tram …just tell me when, what is happening and how bad.

I strongly suggest that you go to this site and register to get updates directly to your email.

 

High noise period coming soon

As part of the works associated with the new Metro Rail tunnel project, you should be aware that some tram changes are coming soon.  This will see the #58 Tram diverted from Domain Road to Toorak Rd West.

This requires a new Tram Super Stop to be constructed on the city side of the Toorak Rd / St Kilda Rd intersection (plus another one near Millswyn St in Toorak Rd W).  It is a legislative requirement that all new tram stops are super stops.

This work will be HIGH IMPACT.

  • No trams will run along our part of St Kilda Rd from July 1 to July 11.  Buses will be used
  • To complete the work during the school holidays, it will be done 7*24 hours
  • It will be very noisy
  • Traffic will be bad
  • About 9 trees will go, quite a few immature ones and a couple of sick old ones.  Impact on trees is not too bad

New tram route commences on July 12

Yarra Trams are responsible for the management of the work and associated noise mitigation.  I expect we will hear more from them soon but if you’re getting sick of the Melbourne winter already and thinking of going away for the school holidays….it sounds like a great idea!!

 

Metro Rail – Rules around what’s too noisy, dusty and bumpy

Metro Rail have finally released this document.  My interpretation of this document is that it forms the basis of the terms in the contract with the winning bidder.  In that regard it is the minimum requirement, covering acceptable noise and vibration levels, relocations and the like.

I feel it is better than the previous versions that were tabled at the EES and more in line with best practice – London’s Crossrail project.

MM-POLICY-Residential-Impact-Mitigation-Guidelines-20170310[29389]

ALERT – Suspicious persons

I sent out an alert the other day about a person breaking into our letterboxes.  It seems there has been marked increase in this type of activity up and down St Kilda Rd lately.

These two below were in the carpark at St James recently. They stuffed tissues in the gate and door locks to prevent them from fully closing.

Pic 2

I understand someone recently broke into the letterboxes at St James.

The letterboxes at 18 Albert Road were also broken into last week and last month.

A chiller bag from Farmers Direct was stolen from outside the front doors of The Hallmark by two men on bikes at 5.50 am yesterday (10 May). Could not be identified on CCTV as they were wearing helmets.

What should you do?

  • I advise that you do NOT approach anyone directly
  • Be aware of those around you and make sure doors close behind you
  • Let us know of any suspicious activity
  • Do NOT leave building fobs in letterboxes.  That places the entire building at risk.
  • Although it has not been reported lately, we have had issues in the past with people looking through bins for identity information.  I strongly advise you to shred anything with your personal identity on it.  Don’t toss out delivery dockets, bank statements etc.

Warning – Letterbox break in

Be aware that in the early hours of today, we had a visitor to our letterboxes.  He managed to break in to many letterboxes.

We have some very clear footage of the person and it is being handed to the police.

Please try and clear your letterbox each night and do not leave access fobs / keys in the letterbox.

Metro Rail – Rules around what’s too noisy, dusty and bumpy

Metro Rail have finally released this document.  My interpretation of this document is that it forms the basis of the terms in the contract with the winning bidder.  In that regard it is the minimum requirement, covering acceptable noise and vibration levels, relocations and the like.

I feel it is better than the previous versions that were tabled at the EES and more in line with best practice – London’s Crossrail project.

MM-POLICY-Residential-Impact-Mitigation-Guidelines-20170310[29389]