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Footpath – Update

Update from today’s meeting

 

  1. Footpath
    • They agree that footpath needs remediation
    • They agree that it is not safe and will replace.
    • They will meet with Council to ensure that all requirements are met in the one piece of work.  May do more than the recently replaced piece of path
    • Likely to be done within 2 weeks – especially as it is a safety issue
    • We will be given reasonable notice
    • We will lose access to front of building for 2-3 hours.  Middle of day our preference
  2. Hedge and Ficus – appear they will be OK, both parties keep a watching brief
  3. Fence/ Wall – We agree nothing more needs to be done

Footpath inspection

A representative from TPG (who did the cabling out the front) will be on site tomorrow around noon to meet Paul, William and I.  The list of issues we gave them is as follows:

  • The footpath is already sinking and this is immediately outside our front door.  This is urgent given our number of elderly residents
  • The hedge has been damaged – looks like the exhaust from their equipment has burnt significant sections at the front and around the corner
  • The front garden wall has been damaged and the footpath is now lower in some places than the painted section of wall
  • I am concerned about the potential damage to the ficus tree caused by their digging but I suspect we won’t know about it for some time
  • The area around the street tree needs significant remedial work

I have told them that we will not allow them to make their service live in our building until we are satisfied – and they need access to our power to enable their service 😉

Exit from car park on to St Kilda Rd

We have been working with the City of Port Phillip for nearly a year to improve safe exit from the lower car park.  Initially they were reluctant but late last year they agreed to convert one car parking bay into a two motor cycle bays.  The bay is the one immediately to the right of the exit.

They committed to have this done by the end of January.  Nothing has been done and so we have escalated again.  Hopefully it will happen very soon.  Thanks for your patience

Front Footpath

The recent footpath work was a combination of work by Optus then NBN and finally TPG.  We have been in communication with the TPG contractors to express our displeasure with the lack of communication and poor state that they have left the footpath.  City of Port Phillip are also being notified