UNDER THREAT - FROM - MELBOURNE METROPOLITAN RAIL AUTHORITY AND THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT
PROPOSAL BY MR WILLIAM MCINTOSH
Domain station should be relocated to Fawkner Park.
MMRA opposes that proposal for the following reasons
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Domain Alternative Fawkner Park
776. Mr. McIntosh made submissions that the Domain station should be relocated to Fawkner Park.
MMRA opposes that proposal for the following reasons:
(a)
First, it would not accord with the declaration made by the Planning
Minister pursuant to s. 3(1) of the EEA, which relevantly provides that
the new underground station at Domain be ‘located generally under the
road reserve of St Kilda Road and Albert Road, and including a train -
tram interchange
(b)
Second, the suggested location is not suitable as it would not provide
for a public transport interchange as proposed at Domain;
(c)
Third, the suggested location would pose significant interference to the
use of public open space;
and
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(d)
Fourth,
the suggested location would not directly service the St Kilda Road tram corridor and provide
an efficient customer interchange experience between modes.
This just illustrates how ludicrous the MMRA process is.
They call for submissions then knock them back because they don't meet MMRA predetermined outcome.
THE SUBMISSION COULD EASILY BE TAILORED TO COMPLY WITH MOST OF THE CRITERIA.
THE BONUS IS, IT WOULD ASSIST WITH THE SOUTH YARRA PROPOSAL, WHICH WAS ALSO REJECTED.