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Letter to Ted Phillips at Yarra Trams

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Yarra Trams have recently released details of the work they will shortly start to construct the new tramline along Toorak Rd West into St Kilda Rd following which the Park St Domain Rd service will cease.
The attached letter of 3 April is our response in which we express our objections and concerns, in particular opposing the relocation of the interchange in St Kilda Rd which, if it proceeds, will mean the Park St Domain Rd service will never return.

PhillipsLtr03-04-17

Melbourne Metro Rail submissions update

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METRO  RAIL  PROJECT  SUBMISSIONS
The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) has published its Environmental Effects Statement and the draft response by the City of Melbourne can also be accessed at the following URL by clicking on this link:
It provides useful information about the proposed Domain Station,  and the course of the project through South Yarra. The document will be considered by Council at its meeting next Tuesday 5th July as the submission must be lodged by 6 July. Review the index at the beginning of the document to see the several areas relevant to South Yarra.
The MMRA will be holding a public inquiry on these issues in August/September this year.
There is little more that can be done before the Public Inquiry, but remember that as a result of our and other submissions, we now have the MMRA assurance that Fawkner Park will not be involved in the tunnelling process.
We have requested a senior MMRA representative come to our Annual General Meeting
on 17th November to provide us with more information about how
the construction phase is likely to impact upon residents of South Yarra.

FAWKNER PARK SAVED FROM METRO RAIL

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We are delighted to inform everyone that submissions from the MSYRG and the community have been listened to by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, and we have just been advised that no tunnelling or activity will take place on Fawner Park except for the formation of an emergency access shaft in the north east corner. We understand this will leave small building over the shaft and is likely to be in the vicinity of and be combined with the existing public toilet.
It is the best possible outcome and protects the park and also the Child Care and Senior Citizens Centre and tennis courts from substantial disruption.
Furthermore, it means the residents of South Yarra will not be impacted by major drilling activity and associated trucks in the vicinity of Fawkner Park for what seemed likely to have been a period of about 5 years.
Thank Heavens!
Melbourne South Yarra Residents Group Inc.
16/6/16