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Feedback on the draft Eastern and Western Portal Development Plans

Draft Development Plans for the Western Portal and Eastern Portal were made available for public display and comment from Friday 6 April 2018 to Friday 27 April 2018.

As part of the updated Development Plan submission to the Minister for Planning, Cross Yarra Partnership has provided all written comments received during the stakeholder and community consultation undertaken in April 2018.

In total, 22 submissions were received.

The key issues raised in feedback received on the Western Portal included:

  • Flood mitigation
  • External materials and finishes
  • Interface with appointed Rail Infrastructure Alliance contractor
  • Tree removal and replacement
  • South Kensington station upgrade.

The key issues raised in feedback received on the Eastern Portal included:

  • Ancillary building set back
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • External materials and finishes
  • Interface with appointed Rail Infrastructure Alliance contractor
  • Landscaping
  • South Yarra station upgrade.

Cross Yarra Partnership Response

This report (PDF, 136.5 KB) outlines how feedback on these key issues has been addressed by Cross Yarra Partnership in the updated Portal Development Plans submitted to the Minister for Planning.

Detailed design will continue during project delivery, with CYP to prepare approximately 450 Design Packages that relate to specific technical disciplines and geographic areas.

In accordance with the project contract, Design Packages are reviewed by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) and the Independent Reviewer, and subject to specified consultation with relevant stakeholders such as relevant council/s, the Office of Victorian Government Architect (OVGA), VicRoads, Metro Trains Melbourne and Yarra Trams.

In the event that the scope and extent of the built form of CYP's works change during detailed design or as a result of heritage approval requirements, an amendment to the Development Plan would be prepared and approval sought from the Minister for Planning.