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New Alma Park Pavilion construction begins September 17, 2015

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ParkpavilionCouncil has begun a six months long upgrade of the pavilion in Alma Park to create a multi-functional space for sports clubs and community groups. (17/09/15). Some park paths are closed off to give construction vehicles access to the site.
The upgraded pavilion will accommodate a wide range of current and emerging users and improve the public toilets available to the wider community and visitors to Alma Park.  Construction should finish by the end of February 2016.

More info: http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/alma-park-pavilion-upgrade.htm


NEW MARLTON CRESCENT LANE-WAY – Completed September 17, 2015

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marlton crescent laneway(17/09/15) JAAG members and local residents are pleased to note that the right of way at the rear of 90-100 Wellington Street has now being upgraded as part of the City if Port Phillip’s 2015/16 Laneway Renewal Program. Works which has been completed includes: reconstruction of lane- way consisting of bluestone pitcher pavement; reconstruction of vehicle crossings at both ends of lane-way; and upgrades to existing storm water pits.


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Work commences

GreyStUpgradeConstruction of the Fitzroy Street Streetscape Upgrade has begun and is scheduled to be completed by November 2015.
(18/08/15)  The south side of Fitzroy Street between Grey Street and Jackson Street will be improved with new landscaping, lighting, street paving, furniture and artwork.

Construction activities will be carefully minimised to manage disruption. Access to businesses on Fitzroy Street will be maintained at all times during the work.

More info: ww.portphillip.vic.gov.au/default/Fitzroy_St_Streetscape_Upgrade_Newsletter_July_2015_ONLINE.pdf


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The Winner of Re:Imagine the Junction design inaugural student competition, is Carlos Reyes, an Urban Design post graduate student from the University of Melbourne.



Re:imagine the Junction design competition aims to re-monumentalise St Kilda Junction, and restore St Kilda Rd South (the former High St) and the Princes Highway as the living backbone of the suburb. The study area is bound by Union St to the north, Chapel St to the east, Carlisle St to the south and Princes St to the east.

The core of the project is St Kilda Junction and St Kilda Road South, stretching to all the way to include its intersection at Carlisle St and Brighton Road.The projects briefs says, ”In the 1970’s Melbourne’s Metropolitan Board of Works eviscerated central St Kilda, ripping the heart of St Kilda Junction and St Kilda’s High Street shopping spine, stretching south. The wound has never healed. St Kilda Junction and old High St are now hardly more than soulless, community-dividing traffic sewers.”

Junction Area Action Group welcomes the ‘Re-Imagine the Junction’ competition for urban designs to re-monumentalise St. Kilda Junction and restore St. Kilda Road South(the former High Street)as the ‘living backbone’ of the suburb.

JAAG congratulates the winner Carlos Reyes on his achievement, and commends David Lock Associates and Arup for their initiative in establishing the competition.