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Looking after each other during the COVID-19 pandemic

The JAAG Committee trust that all our JAAG Members and families continue to stay safe and well during these uncertain times of the Corona pandemic.  These are certainly challenging times for all of us and it is important to look after each other and, as always, our community.

Fitzroy Street businesses continue to trade in innovative and creative ways -listed by clicking  here.

In our precinct Staples, at 181 Fitzroy Street,  also offers a delivery service if you require dairy products, fruit & vegetables as well as some bakery items and freshly made sauces simply access their website  www.staple.melbourne

In Wellington Street we have Sam’s Corner Store offering take away and the Bagel shop is still open for bagel and coffee.   Fuji Tei, the Japanese café at 17 Wellington Street is offering take-away. The Engine House cafe is also open for coffee and snacks.

One of the positive things to come out of these challenging times is the rapid growth of the sharing community and our ability to amplify what other people are doing for each other.  If you have services to offer please let JAAG know and we will share them with our members.


Reporting Crime

Police have asked for residents to call 000 for 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.  However, the Police have now created a separate number for non urgent calls.  You can call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 (or go online) to report property related crime such as theft or property damage or to make general police enquiries. You should still call Triple Zero (000) if the incident is life-threatening, needs immediate police attendance, a crime is happening now or an offender is (or may be) still in the area.


St Kilda Junction Substation

ALERT – upcoming works Monday 22 June – Friday 10 July 2020.

See below for the Department of Transport’s response to safety issues raised of pedestrian sight lines of oncoming trams from the south which are impacted by the location of the tram substation.

St Kilda Junction Substation pedestrian fence and signals works notification

St Kilda Junction Substation pedestrian fence and signals works notification 2

JAAG raised these (and other) issues with all state government agencies over 2 years ago along with several other issues and concerns about the location and design of the substation, proposing several alternative locations.

JAAG is very disappointed by the completed St Kilda substation facade (top image) which does little to camouflage the substation and in JAAG’s view does not match the Future Forest design (below image) that PTV committed to deliver.


St Kilda Junction Substation - Architectural Options

St Kilda Junction Pedestrian Underpass and Bridge

The CEO of City of Port Phillip informed JAAG that funding had been secured from State government to refresh the murals in the St Kilda Junction underpass and deliver public art reflecting a “Welcome to St Kilda”.   This will be implemented when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Repair of retaining walls on Queens Way/Dandenong Road

From the 29th June until 31st August, 2020 the first stage of repair work to the concrete retaining walls (called “cribb” walls) on Queens Way/Dandenong Road (from Chapel St to Punt Road – St Kilda Junction) will take place.   The work will require the closure of one lane of the inbound Queens Way carriageway between Chapel Street and Punt Road for eight weeks, as crews concrete the wall.  It is not anticipated that this will cause traffic flow problems.  These walls are the grid-like pattern retaining walls, not the tiled walls in the underpass. The cribb walls have been deteriorating for some time, however recently some pieces have crumbled off and pose a risk of falling on the road and into the path of cars. VicRoads has had crews checking and cleaning up this rubble regularly.


St Kilda Road Bike Lanes

bike lanesIn 2019 the State Government announced changes to St Kilda Road bike lanes.  There will be a combination of central safety zone bike lanes and Copenhagen-style kerbside bike lanes, but there is no detail about where along the route the different treatments will be applied and how the transition through St Kilda Junction will be managed .

JAAG continues to liaise with the relevant parties, in particular regarding the links with the St Kilda Junction Master Plan project. You can find more information about the proposed changes at the Major Road Projects Victoria website https://roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/st-kilda-road-bike-lanes

St Kilda Junction Masterplan – initial study completed


The Department of Transport (DOT) have been working with City of Port Phillip to co-ordinate a detailed project plan for a joint study for the Junction. The study intends to firstly assess the urban design and amenity issues affecting all transport users, residents and workers throughout the area.  The study will also collect background data to inform a set of strategic directions and principles for the future movement and place functions for the Junction.  An initial study was completed by DOT (July 2109).

St 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.

To read more about JAAG’s involvement in the development of a masterplan see Recent Posts on the right hand side of this web page.


Albert Park News


Interested in volunteering in the park? Go to the Community News page for all the details.

The Albert Park Masterplan, the 25 year vision for Albert Park, was released by Parks Victoria (June 2019). The Master Plan will guide improvements to Albert Park over the next 25 years, “ensuring it meets the diverse and changing needs of visitors, while enhancing the health and wellbeing of visitors to the park”.

JAAG continues to meet with Parks Victoria to discuss the implementation plans for the south-east area of Albert Park Reserve at the Fitzroy Street interface.  For more information follow the link to the post on this website ALBERT PARK MASTER PLAN

You can view the plan by following the link to the Parks Victoria website  Albert Park Master Plan




Follow this link for useful council and other local contact details 


St Kilda Junction Area | Aerial Photography | 8 May 2012WELCOME to jaagstkilda.com an interactive website for those who live and work in the St Kilda Junction area and share our concern for the unique lifestyle we all enjoy. If you are already a member, welcome back and thank you for your continued support. If you are visiting us for the first time, we’re delighted to welcome you. This website platform supports our various projects and actions being tackled and to keep you and over 300 JAAG members and the wider St Kilda community up to date. You can use the “Contact Us” tab on this page to communicate directly with the JAAG Steering Committee.  We’d like to hear your comments about this website or any other issues you believe we should be aware of. MOST IMPORTANTLY, we hope you’ll be encouraged to register your support for the work we do by clicking on the “Membership” tab to complete an online registration form. Since our motto is “Strength in Numbers” your support will be very important to ensure our voice continues to be heard as one of influence. _______________________________________________________________________

JAAG StKilda’s logo was  kindly produced by Debra Yung Design of St Kilda  (Mob 0412 134 858). Our  website has been built with a lot of voluntary assistance from Kaye O’Connor and Jo Livermore, assistance with the web site set-up by Smartenergy Groups P/L with content by Mike Sabey. ___________________________________________________________________________

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