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Metro Tunnel

Development plans

As part of the requirements of the Metro Tunnel Incorporated Document, Development Plans are required to be prepared by contractors appointed to deliver permanent infrastructure or any other above-ground works / structures for the Metro Tunnel Project and made available for public viewing and comment for 15 business days, prior to submission to the Minister for Planning for approval.

Development Plans include site layout plans, architectural, landscape and public realm plans, together with an explanation which demonstrates how the infrastructure will be delivered in accordance with the approved Environmental Performance Requirements, as defined in the Environmental Management Framework and the Urban Design Strategy.

In the short term, Development Plans are required for the temporary construction power substations at Arden and Domain and the new tram stop on Park Street, South Melbourne.

Later on, Development Plans will be required for surface works in the project precincts.

Park Street, South Melbourne

As part of the Metro Tunnel Project, Yarra Trams has prepared a draft Development Plan (PDF, 4.2 MB) for works to construct and deliver an upgraded tram stop on Park Street, South Melbourne.

These works will be delivered in late 2017, subject to the approval of the Development Plan.

The tram works include:

  • relocating and upgrading existing Tram Stop 119 to create a new permanent level access tram stop and platforms on Park Street, South Melbourne
  • installation of new tram infrastructure, including tracks, poles and overhead cables
  • changes to traffic management and road access to facilitate the construction works and minimise impacts on local communities
  • removal of up to 26 on-street parking spaces to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction
  • changes to the intersection of Wells Street / Palmerston Crescent to allow for safe vehicle turning movements and tram operations
  • other associated construction activities.

Feedback received will be considered in finalising the Development Plan. The Development Plan will then be submitted to the Minister for Planning accompanied by any written comments received, a summary of the consultation and response to issues raised during the consultation process. If you have any queries in relation to the draft Development Plan for Park Street, please call our Community Information Line 1800 466 865 or email us.

Target program

The target program for the Park Street, South Melbourne Development Plan is as follows:

Timing

Activity

Engagement opportunity

April / May

Preparation of Planning Scheme Amendment to facilitate tram stop works

 

May / June

Amendment to Planning Scheme assessed and approved by Minister for Planning. Gazettal of Planning Scheme Amendment

 

June / July

Preparation of Development Plan

Councils, road and public transport operators, utilities, OVGA

31 July to 21 August

Public exhibition of Development Plan

Opportunity for public comment

September

Feedback reviewed and Plan updated for submission to Minister for Planning

 

October

Minister for Planning considers Development Plan and makes decision

 

November / December

Construction on new tram stop commences, subject to planning approval

 

Construction power substations – Arden & Domain

As the Construction Power Works Contractor, Beon Energy Solutions has prepared a draft Development Plan (PDF, 5.9 MB) which covers the scope and impacts of works to construct temporary substations to power the tunnel boring machines required to build the Metro Tunnel Project.

These works are required ahead of major construction on the Metro Tunnel and are anticipated to be delivered between September 2017 and March 2018.

Works include:

  • construction of two temporary power substations – one at Arden (south of Barwise Street) and one at Domain (on Edmund Herring Oval)
  • access, security and fencing for each substation
  • tree protection
  • connecting the temporary power substations to existing power assets
  • traffic management to facilitate the works and minimise impacts on local communities
  • associated construction activities.

The feedback period for this plan has now ended. Feedback received will be considered in finalising the Development Plan. The Development Plan will then be submitted to the Minister for Planning accompanied by any written comments received, a summary of the consultation and response to issues raised during the consultation process.

Target program

The target program for the Construction Power Substations Development Plan is as follows:

Timing

Activity

Engagement opportunity

June / July

Preparation of Development Plan

Councils, road and public transport operators, utilities, OVGA

19 July to 8 August

Public exhibition of Development Plan

Opportunity for public comment for 15 business days

August

Feedback reviewed and Plan updated for submission to Minister for Planning

 

August / September

Minister for Planning considers Development Plan and makes decision

 

September

Construction of temporary substations commences, subject to planning approval