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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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VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT ELECTION 24 NOVEMBER 2018 – Candidate responses to JAAG questionnaire

Interested in the views of the major parties on matters concerning JAAG members, JAAG issued a questionnaire to the following candidates: Martin Foley , Ogy Simic & Andrew Bond for Albert Park Electorate and Neil Pharaoh, Katie Allen & Sam Hibbins for Prahran Electorate.  The questions covered the following topics:

  1. A strategic framework for the St Kilda Road South area
  2. A plan for St Kilda Junction
  3. Anti-social / criminal behaviour in the JAAG area
  4. Other key issues being pursued by the candidates

Candidates were asked to respond by 8 October 2018. Responses have been received from Andrew Bond for Albert Park and Sam Hibbins for Prahran.  Their responses are published below.

Andrew Bond Questionnaire Response

Sam Hibbins Questionnaire Response

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MINISTER APPROVES ST KILDA ROAD SOUTH PRECINCT URBAN DESIGN AND LAND USE FRAMEWORK (Amendment C122)

Fig_1_contextJAAG is happy to advise that the Minister for Planning has finally approved Amendment C122, which implements the St Kilda Road South Urban Design and Land Use Framework through applying permanent controls for the St Kilda Road South Precinct.  Amendment C122 came into effect when notice of the approval was published in the Victoria Government Gazette, on Thursday 18 October 2018.

It has been a long process to reach this important stage in strategic planning for the St Kilda Road South Precinct.  To read about the development of The Framework and the interim controls click here.

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St Kilda Junction PTV Substation – update October 2018.

The final design for the exterior covering of the PTV substation at St Kilda Junction is very disappointing in terms of what is to be delivered compared to the original concept agreed (see picture below).  JAAG will continue to work with relevant parties in an attempt to achieve a better outcome for the community.

St Kilda Junction Substation - Architectural Options

The ‘Future Forest’ concept design was chosen by the community over the ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Timeline’ options proposed.  Much of the feedback indicated people liked that the ‘Future Forest’ option blended in to the local area and with other vegetation and provided the best outcome in preventing grafitti.

PTV anticipate that works on the substation exterior will commence DECEMBER 2018.  Below is the link to Transport Vic’s 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 Junction needs a Masterplan

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, was held on 16 August 2018, where several State Government Ministers attended. JAAG attended to promote a ‘Masterplan for St Kilda Junction’.

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Latest on Chipton Park Update (formerly known as Crimea Reserve) 20/09/2018.

You are invited to “Have Your Say” on the merits of the latest Chipton Park Design 2.0. More details are available on Council’s website.
Our path for an upgrade to our much loved Crimea Street park (Chipton Park) has been a fraught journey.
In the last two years Council has been flooded with residents’ concerns, ideas and requests and very slowly many of these are being taken up. 

But we need to keep the pressure on Council to get a truly inspiring result that will please and yield ongoing enjoyment for years to come.
The final concept design has been completed and Council will be engaging a Landscape Architect consultant to develop the detailed landscape design and prepare construction documentation. 

Can you please take a few minutes to check over the design 2.0 for how it meets your expectations. 

Residents who have seen the new 2.0 design continue to have concerns with the general uninspiring design and in particular the proposed lack of:

Shade over the playground, no low fence/barrier to stop toddlers running out onto the busy roads, lack of safety lighting over the Charnwood Rd footpath, little info on play equipment to be installed, what sort of new trees will be planted and the proposed unsocial seating.

Construction is scheduled to begin early 2019 subject to budget approval.

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 Luke Raines at Open Spaces who is coordinating the upgrade to give him your feedback on the new design.  Luke.raines@portphillip.vic.gov.au  Ph 9209 6861

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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. _______________________________________________________________________

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