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Graffiti Management Plan April 25, 2019

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Graffiti Management Plan – feedback wanted

St K U-pass2 021Your feedback is now sought on the draft Graffiti Management Plan 2019-24 developed by Council following a four-week engagement program that sought community feedback on priorities for managing graffiti within the city.

You can provide your feedback by completing the survey. Consultation closed 24 April 2019. https://haveyoursay.portphillip.vic.gov.au/grafitti-management-plan

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St Kilda Junction Masterplan November 5, 2018

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IMG_3024Due to the configuration of St Kilda 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 VicRoads study in 2016 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:

  • A partnership between the local community, the local councils and the Victorian Government and its agencies centred on delivering solutions for the inner-metro transport network through cross-department / government collaboration and community engagement led by Transport Victoria.
  • A St Kilda Junction Masterplan that:
    • Applies a movement and place approach to its development;
    • Steps out a clear pipeline of deliverable movement and place- based projects over time and clear responsibility for delivery;
    • Incorporates future traffic flows, bike paths, direct, safe and attractive paths for people walking, and other necessary changes such as upgrades to modernise the tram network and tram stops;
    • Integrating pedestrian connections into neighbourhoods, Fitzroy Street and Albert Park.
  • A continuous and physically protected bike corridor along St Kilda Road and through St Kilda Junction delivered by the Victorian Government in the next term of Government.
  • Business case/s developed by relevant Partnership agencies to secure funding for implementing a program of deliverable projects that each incrementally contribute to realising the best outcome for St Kilda Junction, its community and visitors to the area.

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’.

Crisis Accommodation Open Day March 24, 2017

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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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NEW MARLTON CRESCENT LANE-WAY – Completed

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.

FITZROY STREET STREETSCAPE UPGRADE PROJECT September 17, 2015

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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

Re:IMAGE THE JUNCTION DESIGN WINNER ANNOUNCED September 2, 2015

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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.

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(02/09/15) 

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.