Sick of reversing beepers – Please tell Metro Tunnel

If you are sick of hearing the sound of reversing beepers from Metro Tunnel work, then please call the 1800 number and complain.  We have had extensive discussions with Metro Tunnel and they keep saying, they will stop it…but everyday there is another one and another one.

Here is today’s example 

What you need to do is call 1800 551 927 and tell them that you have heard a reversing beeper.  I always leave my name, not sure if it is compulsory?  I try and capture the rego of the offender.

You should only report vehicles working on Metro Tunnel work – not general delivery vehicles.  If you are not sure, tell them that and place the onus on them

City of Port Phillip submission – Domain Station

As part of our concerns with the Chiller Plant vents being located opposite Botanica, I spoke to the City of Port Phillip.  The following text has been included in their submission.

Built Form and urban structures within St Kilda Road Boulevard

The impact of service equipment, including ventilation shafts and chiller plants, are to be appropriately sited within the medium of St Kilda Road to avoid dominating views along  the boulevard and the visual effect created by the tree avenue planting  The chiller plant should be reduced in height and treated appropriately in consultation  with residents in the immediate area

Their full submission is here (towards bottom of page)

How to say “we don’t want a vent outside Botanica”

It would be great if each of you can go to this web page and lodge your unhappiness that we are getting some big vents out the front.

The vents will be 5 metres high and as long as a tram….this is a 7 metre similar versionVent.jpg

Don’t do it if you are not comfortable

Lots of steps to make it hard


  1. Use your own name
  2. Use  postcode 3004
  3. Completing as individual

On next screen

    • You can decide if want your name published

On next screen

    • Tick Domain
    • Tick Architectural Design

In the comments box, say something along the lines of what I have written below…but not just cut and paste or it gets rejected

Whilst we accept the need to remove and replace a significant number of trees, we cannot accept the installation of five large and visibly intrusive vents in the middle of St Kilda Rd.

Requested actions to be taken

  • We seek written assurance that we will not be able to hear, feel or smell outputs from these vents
  • We request the designers look at several suggested alternatives, including but not limited to
    • Lowering the height to 3 metres
    • Moving them closer to the eastern side of St Kilda Rd and further from residents. We are aware that a school exists on this side of the road but that side of the road is also maintaining fully mature trees and better able to screen the vents.
    • We request that strong consideration is given to the roofing material used. The roof structure will be very visible to many of our residents in its current position.
    • Why not cover them with a well maintained ‘living wall’ regardless of location


Concerned about the new station? Here’s what you can do

The final designs are now in the public arena and we all have only a few weeks to make comment.

My biggest concern and surprise is the fact we will have some ugly vents in the middle of St Kilda Rd, in front of Botanica.  The biggest one (5 metres high and as long as a tram) is proposed to be adjacent to the end of Bowen Crescent!!

Jan Swinburne and I have compiled the attached document which will form the basis of the formal Botanica submission.  Our advice is that multiple submitters does help but they cannot be simple cut and paste.

Where you submit and how is a bit messy.  If you click on the various links below, you’ll find you have to then pick a category.  At the end of my document, I’ve had stab at the link and category.

The comment submission pages are For the Development plan comments For the Early Works comments For Heritage Vic

 Go for it!!