Editors Note. The quote from this report shows how between them the Minister and MMRA have just about shut off the chance to consider any alternative to the disastrous Domain station plan.
Inquiry and Advisory Committee Report.
5.8.1 Key issues
The Committee considers the key issues relate to:
alternative location for the Domain station
the need for a station at Domain
safety risks associated with construction traffic, particularly students and staff of Melbourne Grammar School
accessibility to residences and businesses
emergency vehicle access
disruption to tram services
pedestrian access and flow
The Committee is particularly concerned with the potential conflict of MMRA acting as both chair of the TTWG and final approver for the TMP under the EMF. An independent chair would remove the potential conflict and allow the MMRA’s participation in the group to be a support role for the chair. By comparison, the Committee notes that TN44 states that the (Page 35) Parkville Precinct Reference Group (PPRG) will have an independent chair appointed by the State Government, with terms of reference.
5.8.2 What did the EES say?
VITM was used to determine the quantum of traffic diverted due to the closure of Domain Road at St Kilda Road and the reduction in traffic to one lane (plus cycle and tram lanes) in each direction …… continues on..
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Continues to page 70 This is a must read part of this PDF. It highlights many of the transport problems that MMRA and the Government gloss over.
When MMRA are queried on the the location of the station, they state they are bound by the Minister’s determination that it must go under St Kilda Road.
What hope is there for a different outcome.