Background

Station Precinct Background

Here is a table which lists the original announcement of the Andrews government, the SOS reaction and the ‘fix’ offered by the government.

Design
Oversights

SOS
critique

The
‘fix’

Estimated
cost to taxpayers $(m)

Sharon Knight’s office announces that the 130 existing car parks will be retained in the new development.

SOS counts 480 existing spaces (confirmed by Courier).

Pellicano plans announce a 270 space, 2-level car park. 6-months later.

 

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Pellicano
270 car park spaces on 2-levels.

Pellicano
plans are ridiculed for the number of lost public car parks (210).

Andrews
government announces an extra $2m for a third level, with spaces
totalling 407.

 

2

Local bus interchange built in Lydiard St.

SOS supports local campaign to bring local buses into precinct as part
of a transport hub.

Andrews
government announces it will bring local buses into the precinct.

It is only when the concept plans for the bus interchange are published that this is seen to be at the expense of the relocation of the regional bus interchange.

 

5

Legal
requirements for making the current Station accessible for people with disabilities is overlooked.

SOS combines with Grampians disAbility Advocacy and the Disability Discrimination Legal Service to lodge a complaint with VCAT.

Lift, ramp and an overhead walkway to be announced to achieve DDA compliance.

An overhead solution will seriously compromise the Station heritage.

 

15

Traffic management treatment for  bus and car entry/exit from Nolan St is not included in Pellicano or VicTrack plans

SOS pressures BCC, who declare they will not contribute anything
toward Nolan St works. They collaborate with RDV on traffic light
solution

Three lane entry/exit design at Nolan St, along with lane changes and traffic lights in Nolan St to be announced.

 

2

Over-runs
on car park and bus interchange construction for stormwater detention, building footings, fire services and sewer relocation.

SOS requests for details on these issues from RDV never responded to formally.

Sneaking these funds into DDA compliance announcement anticipated.

 

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