Managing impacts in Kensington
A number of mitigation measures, or Environmental Performance Requirements, have been developed to avoid, reduce or manage construction impacts for the western tunnel entrance in Kensington.
Some of the recommended mitigation measures for the western tunnel entrance include:
- Planning and carefully managing access routes to minimise impacts on residents and users of the area.
- Undertaking property condition surveys before construction begins to record the existing condition of buildings and residences in close proximity to tunnels and construction sites.
- Offering temporary relocation or alternative accommodation for residents who may experience adverse noise levels. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Providing alternative routes for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to maintain connectivity and safety for road and shared path users of Childers Street, JJ Holland Park and South Kensington station.
- Offsetting the loss of public car parking along Childers Street.
- Identifying alternative routes for trucks to access the Lloyd Street Business Estate in Kensington.
- Developing railway closure plans that minimise the disruption to rail services during construction.
- Implementing measures for providing advance notice of significant milestones, changed traffic conditions and periods of potential high noise and vibration activities.
- Monitoring dust and air quality, in line with Environment Protection Authority Victoria requirements, and addressing air quality requirements for nearby residents and businesses.
- Ensuring above-ground structures are responsive to heritage places in terms of height, massing, form, façade articulation and materials.
- Preserving the broader landscape and recreational values in the reinstatement of shared pathways and other public spaces.