Here is time lapse of today’s noisy day
A few people have commented that today is a terrible day for dust coming from the work site. The good news is that the wind is largely from the north but it is still not great.
You can see how bad if you go here and forward to 10:35:40 am (see time in top right)
I contacted CYP and they said they’d have a water cart out there to help remedy it. It came past at 9:08 am just before they packed up and went home due to high temperature.
They did run the water cart over things – but hardly extensive. Here is a shot of the water cart in action..yep that’s all he did
Shortly after (25 minutes later). This is what it looked like – ground completely dry again
I understand that it will come back again – on Sunday
Public holiday Monday and RDO on Tuesday and so no work until Wednesday.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that our trees will be saved after all.
CYP brought a professional scaffolding guy in today and he is 100% confident that he can fit the custom built scaffolding around the trees. A beam may touch some leaves but that is the worst case.
Thanks to all who contacted the 1800 number
As you can see from this photo we are living right on the edge of one of the new Metro Rail stations – Anzac Station in St Kilda Rd. Over the last 2 years we have seen all of our street trees removed – we were unhappy about that but accepted it as we understood the necessity of it all. We have supported the project from the start.
You can imagine our horror when we are now told that Cross Yarra Partnerhip needs to build a covered walkway to protect pedestrians and our trees are in the way. We understand that some custom built scaffolding needs to be erected and that about 30% of our tree mass needs to go. As it was so sensitively put “they need a significant haircut”.
We have now had two meetings to discuss the matter and when I queried if the scaffolding could be fitted around the trees, I was told that it is just not possible. Really???
Feel free to call 1800 105 105 and complain if you feel it is unreasonable.
Time lapse is here
An interesting day to watch the Live stream here