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Reporting Crime

Police have asked for residents to call 000 for all Police related matters in our community and not to call the local police station (unless you are specifically in contact with a representative).  000 calls are all logged and provide police with statistics which enables them to allocate resources where required on an on-going basis.  Note:  The police will need to prioritise your calls depending on danger to people etc.

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Latest on Chipton Park Update (formerly known as Crimea Reserve) 22/8/2018.

Council has advsed that following two stages of community consultation, the design for Chipton Park has been finalised and construction is scheduled to begin early 2019 subject to budget approval.

The commonly raised issues of access to the reserve, playground, facilities, seating and shade were all addressed in the final design.

Pathways      You told council:
  • Pathway was too big for a small park
  • The path biscets and reduces the open green space for ball games and picnics
  • Path will encourage bike riders which poses a safety issue
  • Council has: Reduced size of concrete path by not continuing it through the main axis of the park and thus opening up the grass area. The picnic table setting was retained
Playground design and materials        You told council:
Design was not considered interesting or ‘state of the art’ and did not offer imaginative play, stimulation and variety.

Council has: Given the small area of the playground, careful consideration has been given to the play equipment pieces to provide a variety of play experiences. The equipment provides opportunity to swing, climb, rock as well as explore and create with nature based ‘free play’ and ‘imaginative play’

Seating        You told council:

  • Seats with back and support are preferred
  • Wood seats are more comfortable than concrete
Council has:
  • Included three traditional park seats with armrest and back rest as well as one picnic setting have been included in the upgrade design
  • The concrete seating walls have timber top seating sections

Shade          You told council:

  • Imperative the play space had a shade sail or similar to protect from sun and light rain
Council says:
  • It will investigate the cost to include a shade sail over the playground area

JAAG has been informed an external Landscape Architect will be appointed to complete the detailed design and

Construction of the upgrade will occur in the 18/19 financial year, most likely between January and June 2019. The JAAG committee encourages residents to keep asking Council to deliver a park that meets our needs and contributes positively to the streetscape.  In the meantime can you contact Anita Johnstone at Open Spaces who is coordinating the upgrade to give her your feedback on the new design.  Anita.Johnstone@portphillip.vic.gov.au  Ph 9209 6861

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Masterplan for St Kilda Junction

IMG_3024St Kilda Junction is one of the most complex convergence of roads in Port Phillip (Queens Road, St Kilda Road, Punt Road, Fitzroy Street and Barkly Street). It serves as a gateway to Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach and the foreshore, and remains a key intersection for vehicular, bicycle, walking and public transport movements.  The last five years has seen increased high scale residential development south of St Kilda Junction ranging from 8 to 26 storeys. The increased growth has impacted on the local amenity and changes are required to protect and enhance the liveability of new residents.

Due to the configuration of the Junction and the volume of traffic it’s difficult for people to reach public transport services, primarily a tram stop located at the centre of the Junction and to cross the Junction in both an East-West and North-South direction when walking or bike riding. St Kilda Road, which connects the St Kilda Junction to the CBD, is a significant transport corridor in Port Phillip and a critical corridor for Melbourne.  A 2016 VicRoads study found more than 330,000 people use St Kilda Road each day, primarily by tram, and a growing portion of users are bike riders.  It is one of the busiest bicycle routes in Melbourne but has the highest rates of car dooring in Victoria.

There is a need for an overarching vision and plan for St Kilda Junction that provides a clear framework for integrated and coordinated decision making by all State Government Agencies. JAAG is advocating for:

The Metropolitan Partnership’s Inner Metropolitan Assembly, will be held on 16 August 2018, where several State Government Ministers will attend and participate in discussion. JAAG will attend to promote a ‘Masterplan for St Kilda Junction’.   The Engage page has become live and registrations are open via this link! https://engage.vic.gov.au/inner-metro-partnership

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St Kilda Junction PTV Substation

72% of respondents to the design survey preferred Option 1 – ‘Future Forest’.  The ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Timeline’ options received 13% and 15% respectively.  Much of the feedback indicated people liked that the preferred option (pictured below) blended in to the local area and with other vegetation and provided the best outcome in preventing grafitti.

St Kilda Junction Substation - Architectural Options

The next stage is to tender the detail design and implementation of the final concept design choice. PTV anticipate that the substation including the exterior detail will be completed and landscaped by DECEMBER 2018.  Below is the link to Transport Vic’s updated project page on the St Kilda Junction substation site.

https://getinvolved.transport.vic.gov.au/st-kilda-junction-substation

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ST KILDA ROAD SOUTH PRECINCT URBAN DESIGN AND LAND USE FRAMEWORK – Amendment C122

Interim controls have been approved and were gazetted on 20 December, 2017.

Council unanimously adopted the report and recommendations of the independent Planning Panel at its meeting on Tuesday 19 September 2017, with respect to Amendment C122 to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme with changes as per recommendation (option 2) of the Council Officers report to Council with 3 additions suggested by Cr Copsey predominantly re the west side.  Details of the changes made at the adoption stage of Amendment C122 are outlined in the report and attachments presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 September 2017, available at http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/september-2017-meetingsagendas.htm.

The adopted Planning Scheme ordinances, maps, incorporated documents and reference documents are available on Council’s Amendment C122 website at http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Amendment-c122.htm.

JAAG received acknowledgment for its contribution to this Framework. The Framework is not perfect, but at least it is better than none at all. Only one more step in the process now with the final decision by the Minister!  Thank you all for your support and contribution to this important piece of strategic planning for St Kilda Rd South. Click link below for the Panel Report on the Port Phillip Planning Scheme Amendment C122 St Kilda Road South Precinct released by Council in July 2017.

http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Port_Phillip_C122_Panel_Report.pdf

To read about the development of The Framework and the interim controls click here.

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