Your Say on Acland Street Upgrades

The City of Port Phillip, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams are working together to revitalise the streetscape and upgrade the tram terminus on Acland Street in St Kilda.

Acland Street tram terminus is being redeveloped as part of the Route 96 Upgrade project which will improve the safety, comfort, capacity, reliability and accessibility of one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes. The project provides an opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which has not been refreshed since the 1990s. The design for Acland Street seamlessly integrates a pedestrian friendly streetscape with a new level-access Route 96 tram terminus.

The design aligns with the principles of the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan and community feedback from the 2015 consultation process. Its unique tram shelters and circle paving pattern will ensure the street remains a distinctive place, and reflects what people said was important about St Kilda. It provides an urban open space for all to enjoy local art, culture, performances and pop-up events.

To receive weekly email updates on the progress of the project please email the Acland Street project team

The City of Port Phillip, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams are working together to revitalise the streetscape and upgrade the tram terminus on Acland Street in St Kilda.

Acland Street tram terminus is being redeveloped as part of the Route 96 Upgrade project which will improve the safety, comfort, capacity, reliability and accessibility of one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes. The project provides an opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which has not been refreshed since the 1990s. The design for Acland Street seamlessly integrates a pedestrian friendly streetscape with a new level-access Route 96 tram terminus.

The design aligns with the principles of the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan and community feedback from the 2015 consultation process. Its unique tram shelters and circle paving pattern will ensure the street remains a distinctive place, and reflects what people said was important about St Kilda. It provides an urban open space for all to enjoy local art, culture, performances and pop-up events.

To receive weekly email updates on the progress of the project please email the Acland Street project team

Updates

  • Managing the construction impacts

    14 days ago

    The Acland Street Upgrade will commence construction in early August 2016 and the project team is seeking to minimise business and community disruption during the work as much as possible. Our approach to managing construction impacts incorporates feedback and ideas received from community consultation, including conversations with the local community, Acland Street traders and the Acland Street Village Business Association

    On Thursday we delivered and discussed the Works Update – Managing the Construction Impacts to Acland Street traders. The update outlines Council’s approach to supporting Acland Street during construction, including free car parking in Shakespeare Grove, reduced footpath trading fees, and marketing and promotion of the precinct.

    The Acland Street Upgrade will commence construction in early August 2016 and the project team is seeking to minimise business and community disruption during the work as much as possible. Our approach to managing construction impacts incorporates feedback and ideas received from community consultation, including conversations with the local community, Acland Street traders and the Acland Street Village Business Association

    On Thursday we delivered and discussed the Works Update – Managing the Construction Impacts to Acland Street traders. The update outlines Council’s approach to supporting Acland Street during construction, including free car parking in Shakespeare Grove, reduced footpath trading fees, and marketing and promotion of the precinct.
  • Project Update - 6 May 2016

    21 days ago
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    Detailed design

    The detailed design for the tram terminus and plaza is currently being developed and is due to be finalised later this month. We are working with emergency services, VicRoads, utility providers and other stakeholders to finalise elements of the detailed design.

    Loading zones

    The City of Port Phillip is finalising loading zones for the precinct. These zones have been informed by safety considerations, potential traffic impacts, opportunities to extend the existing loading zone spaces, and the distance between each loading zone.

    Ramps on E-Class trams

    Earlier this week there were questions about why the accessible tram stops were... Continue reading

    Detailed design

    The detailed design for the tram terminus and plaza is currently being developed and is due to be finalised later this month. We are working with emergency services, VicRoads, utility providers and other stakeholders to finalise elements of the detailed design.

    Loading zones

    The City of Port Phillip is finalising loading zones for the precinct. These zones have been informed by safety considerations, potential traffic impacts, opportunities to extend the existing loading zone spaces, and the distance between each loading zone.

    Ramps on E-Class trams

    Earlier this week there were questions about why the accessible tram stops were still needed if Yarra Trams are investigating the possibility of ramps on E-Class trams. We can confirm that the new Acland Street tram terminus is being designed to the current PTV standards for accessible infrastructure. While tram stops are built to a standard height, step height between tram floor and platform stop will vary due to factors such as passenger loads and the settlement of the tram's suspension and chassis.

    The interface between the tram stop and E-Class trams is being considered by Yarra Trams and PTV as part of ongoing development and design work for Acland Street.

    Preparatory works

    Before major construction starts, preparatory work is required. Some of this has already been completed, including locating underground services. In mid-May to early June, Multinet Gas and their service provider, Comdain Infrastructure will be completing works to decommission the 95-year-old low pressure gas main running beneath Acland Street. This work is likely to include temporary localised disruptions such as noise, dust, and restricted or altered access in the area. Further details about this work can be found in the works update. This works update was also delivered to the precinct by mail on Wednesday 4 May.

    Drop-in sessions

    Our next drop-in session will be held on Thursday 19 May from 1-4 pm at the St Kilda RSL. We have decided to run a session during the day as we have received feedback that our regular program of drop in sessions is not at a practical for some stakeholders to attend. The details of the session are available on the project website.

    This session is an opportunity for traders to discuss Council’s strategies and initiatives to support Acland Street during construction. The project team will be distributing information about our proposed plan to traders next week.

  • Indicative Streetscape Design

    28 days ago
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    The detailed design for the tram terminus and plaza is currently being developed and is due to be finalised next month. The design is being informed by the vision principles outlined in the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan. The City of Port Phillip, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria have been working with emergency services, VicRoads, utility providers and other stakeholders to finalise elements of the detailed design such as loading zones and disabled parking.

    Part of the design currently being considered for the streetscape includes revitalising the current checkerboard patterned pavement to a circular paving pattern, similar to that pictured. Come along to the drop in session next Thursday 5 May to review the indicative streetscape design, and to talk with members of the project team. Details of the session are available here.

    The detailed design for the tram terminus and plaza is currently being developed and is due to be finalised next month. The design is being informed by the vision principles outlined in the Acland Street Streetscape Framework Plan. The City of Port Phillip, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria have been working with emergency services, VicRoads, utility providers and other stakeholders to finalise elements of the detailed design such as loading zones and disabled parking.

    Part of the design currently being considered for the streetscape includes revitalising the current checkerboard patterned pavement to a circular paving pattern, similar to that pictured. Come along to the drop in session next Thursday 5 May to review the indicative streetscape design, and to talk with members of the project team. Details of the session are available here.

  • Design and construction update

    30 days ago
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    The project provides an opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which has not been refreshed since the 1990s. Updating Acland Street’s footpaths was raised frequently during consultation in 2015. Revitalising the streetscape includes updating the current checkerboard patterned pavement, which has become worn and tired.

    In feedback to Council, you said streetscape changes to Acland Street should retain a St Kilda vibe and reflect the unique nature of the area. In line with that, we are looking at a circular paving pattern similar to the image shown - further information can be found in Project Update 1 April/May.

    The project provides an opportunity to revitalise the streetscape of Acland Street, which has not been refreshed since the 1990s. Updating Acland Street’s footpaths was raised frequently during consultation in 2015. Revitalising the streetscape includes updating the current checkerboard patterned pavement, which has become worn and tired.

    In feedback to Council, you said streetscape changes to Acland Street should retain a St Kilda vibe and reflect the unique nature of the area. In line with that, we are looking at a circular paving pattern similar to the image shown - further information can be found in Project Update 1 April/May.
  • Community drop-in session – 21 April 2016

    about 1 month ago

    Our next fortnightly drop-in session will be on:

    Thursday 21 April 2016
    5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Function Room, St Kilda RSL Army and Navy Club
    88 Acland Street, St Kilda

    RSVP – not required, drop in anytime

    If you can’t to make it to the drop-in session and would like to speak with or meet a member of the project team, please contact ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777 or email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

    Our next fortnightly drop-in session will be on:

    Thursday 21 April 2016
    5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Function Room, St Kilda RSL Army and Navy Club
    88 Acland Street, St Kilda

    RSVP – not required, drop in anytime

    If you can’t to make it to the drop-in session and would like to speak with or meet a member of the project team, please contact ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777 or email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au.
  • Community drop-in session – 7 April 2016

    about 1 month ago

    As the Acland Street Upgrade project progresses towards construction we are providing regular opportunities for traders and residents to have their queries about the project answered.

    Our next fortnightly drop-in session will be on:

    Thursday 7 April 2016
    5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Function Room, St Kilda RSL Army and Navy Club
    88 Acland Street, St Kilda

    RSVP – not required, drop in anytime

    The project team will also be on hand to hear your general feedback, provide a project update and record questions that we are not able to answer on the spot to enable us to provide responses following the... Continue reading

    As the Acland Street Upgrade project progresses towards construction we are providing regular opportunities for traders and residents to have their queries about the project answered.

    Our next fortnightly drop-in session will be on:

    Thursday 7 April 2016
    5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Function Room, St Kilda RSL Army and Navy Club
    88 Acland Street, St Kilda

    RSVP – not required, drop in anytime

    The project team will also be on hand to hear your general feedback, provide a project update and record questions that we are not able to answer on the spot to enable us to provide responses following the session.

    If you can’t to make it to the drop-in session and would like to speak with or meet a member of the project team, please contact ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777 or email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

  • Face-to-face sessions with the project team

    3 months ago

    As the project progresses we understand that the community will have questions.

    We would like to provide the ongoing opportunity for people to ask the project team questions face-to-face. Council is seeking input from the community for the best time for these sessions to occur and what type of information you would like to receive.

    Speak with our project team members at a drop-in session on Thursday 17 March (details below).

    Community drop-in session
    Thursday 17 March 2016
    4.00pm to 6.00pm
    Function Room, St Kilda RSL Army and Navy Club
    88 Acland Street, St Kilda

    RSVP – not required, drop... Continue reading

    As the project progresses we understand that the community will have questions.

    We would like to provide the ongoing opportunity for people to ask the project team questions face-to-face. Council is seeking input from the community for the best time for these sessions to occur and what type of information you would like to receive.

    Speak with our project team members at a drop-in session on Thursday 17 March (details below).

    Community drop-in session
    Thursday 17 March 2016
    4.00pm to 6.00pm
    Function Room, St Kilda RSL Army and Navy Club
    88 Acland Street, St Kilda

    RSVP – not required, drop in anytime

  • New project information

    3 months ago

    Information about the Acland Street Upgrade has been updated in the frequently asked questions (FAQs), this includes:

    We will continue to update Have Your Say as new information comes to hand. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact the Acland Street Upgrade project team, by phoning ASSIST (03) 9209 6777 or emailingaclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au

    Information about the Acland Street Upgrade has been updated in the frequently asked questions (FAQs), this includes:

    We will continue to update Have Your Say as new information comes to hand. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact the Acland Street Upgrade project team, by phoning ASSIST (03) 9209 6777 or emailingaclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au

  • New fact sheet available - Draft streetscape framework plan

    7 months ago

    Council has produced a new fact sheet with information about the draft streetscape framework plan. The fact sheet includes more information about the proposed tram terminus design, footpath space and open space on Acland Street. View the fact sheet for more information.


    Council has produced a new fact sheet with information about the draft streetscape framework plan. The fact sheet includes more information about the proposed tram terminus design, footpath space and open space on Acland Street. View the fact sheet for more information.


  • Project update - October 2015

    8 months ago
    Since undertaking community consultation in March/April 2015, Council has reviewed community feedback and is developing a draft streetscape framework plan for Acland Street. Council officers are continuing to liaise with local business owners, traders and key stakeholders in the Acland Street precinct.

    We expected to release draft streetscape designs for Acland Street for community consultation in August/September, but have taken some extra time to develop designs. We now expect to present a draft streetscape framework plan for Acland Street in late October 2015. Council will be undertaking a community engagement program during late October and early November with on-street events,... Continue reading

    Since undertaking community consultation in March/April 2015, Council has reviewed community feedback and is developing a draft streetscape framework plan for Acland Street. Council officers are continuing to liaise with local business owners, traders and key stakeholders in the Acland Street precinct.

    We expected to release draft streetscape designs for Acland Street for community consultation in August/September, but have taken some extra time to develop designs. We now expect to present a draft streetscape framework plan for Acland Street in late October 2015. Council will be undertaking a community engagement program during late October and early November with on-street events, online surveys and discussion forums via Have Your Say.

    Keep an eye on this page for more information in late October, or you can email aclandstreet@portphillip.vic.gov.au and subscribe to receive project updates.