Noisy rail grinding

CYP will be putting out a notification shortly about the rail grinding to take place this week, which they hope will reduce the noise emitted from the tram.

Yarra Trams have confirmed that they will be undertaking these works on Thursday 28 June andSunday 1 July.
These works will take place at night, between 11pm and 5am, to avoid disruption to trams services. They are expected to generate high levels of noise.

Important public info session

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Unlike the previous public info sessions, on this occasion RPV, YT and CYP will be giving a formal presentation with an opportunity for questions.

I have been told by many of you that the tram squeal is terrible.  I have advocated on your behalf and some actions are underway to remedy the situation….BUT now it is up to you 

PLEASE ATTEND

6pm – 7pm
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Seasons Botanic Gardens
348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Latest tree news

20180204_095106 (2)The CYP construction team have said that they will be removing the two trees outside 390 St Kilda Road on 30 June.

The other five outside The Botanica are pending some traffic management details (they need to occupy the footpath for safety reasons) and will be July/August.

Formal update to come later

Pink dots on the trees are placed on trees to be removed  a couple of days before removal

Save this date! June 27 @6pm

I have been told by many of you that the tram squeal is terrible.  I have advocated on your behalf and some actions are underway to remedy the situation….BUT now it is up to you 

There is a public information session with reps from Yarra Trams, Rail Projects Victoria and Cross Yarra Partnership to provide an update on the status of the issue and steps being taken to resolve it.

PLEASE ATTEND

6pm – 7pm
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Seasons Botanic Gardens
348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

 

Progress …at last

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Just finished a really good meeting with RPV and CYP.

For the first time, I really feel that they are doing stuff to fix our tram squeal problem.  I won’t go into details now but I expect all residents will get an update this week

On other matters

  1. Our Elm trees have had a further reprieve and will last until July
  2. A separate note will come out and explain the details but our Service Lane will go in late June.  The portion of our Service Lane in front of The Botanica will effectively become a private two way driveway for our residents only.  The parking will go at same time
  3. CYP have had a noise monitor on our building for some time.  We will get access to the data from next week.  This will enable us to have the information independently verified

Noise – predicted vs actual

Annoying-noise-001-640x384MMRA / RPV and CYP have just released the results of the predicted noise levels versus the actual noise levels during the recent night works in April.

Here is what they predicted

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Its a little hard to read but essentially they expected the worst nights for us to be April 6 and April 8.  It also said that our count of days exceeding the threshold would be 5 days.

Here is the actual noise levels

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This shows that we only had 3 days over the limit.

The contractual limit is 10 days in a 15 day period or 40 days in a six month period


The above info was for the April works, what about going forward??

This is the list of what work is being done when over the next 24 months – NONE is at night

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and this is the predicted noise levels – IF they do nothing to reduce the noise

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..so this says that worst time for Botanica will be during the D4 work (Southern box roof slab) in January to May 2019.  Importantly that these figures are from their model and assumes that they do zero noise mitigation.  Clearly we will work with them (and the Domain who is also badly impacted) to get the noise levels down..somehow!!

Table for other buildings is here

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