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Melbourne has the world's largest tram network, with around
600,000 trips each weekday. That will increase to over one million
trips a day by 2031. To meet this demand, the Victorian Government
is revitalising the network by investing in new trams and
Melbourne's trams are powered by an extensive power network that
needs to be regularly maintained and upgraded. Substations are a
key requirement to keep Melbourne's trams running into the
Public Transport Victoria (PTV), in partnership with Yarra
Trams, is constructing a new tram power substation at St Kilda
Road, St Kilda Junction.
This work is part of the Victorian Government's investment in
new trams and modern infrastructure across Melbourne to boost
capacity for the future demand of our tram network.
Substations are common across the network and this one has been
strategically placed to provide power to nearby Routes 3/3a, 5, 16,
64 and 67.
St Kilda substation map (PDF, 498 KB)
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams engage with
local communities whenever a new substation is built.
Following engagement with the Junction Area Action Group, local
firm Jackson Architecture was briefed and appointed to
independently design an architectural treatment for the
Three concept designs have now been produced based on the input
of JAAG and the City of Port Phillip and presented at a local
community information session on Wednesday 22 November
The community is invited to provide feedback on these three
concept design options.
Feedback can be provided via online survey:
Detailed information about each option is also available via
Survey responses close Wednesday 6 December 2017.
Early works commenced in late October 2017, with the erection of
temporary site fencing and delivery of a work site office. Works
are now ongoing including earthworks, preparation of foundations
and construction of conduits.
Work will mainly be carried out weekly from Monday to
Friday, 7am - 5pm. We expect to complete the works in
seven months; however, the level of on-site work will vary during
this time with some periods of low activity.
We will provide advance notice of construction activities likely
to cause disruption.
The scope of works include:
The construction and permanent access to the substation has
required the removal of some trees on site. This received approval
by the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) Tree Removal Assessment Panel
and has also involved a tree amenity value payment to CoPP.
Construction vehicles will be moving through the area. At times
temporary road lane and footpath closures may be required. Traffic
controllers will be present to help minimise disruption to
motorists and pedestrians. Please heed warning signs and follow the
direction of traffic controllers.
During this time, businesses and residents can expect to hear
low level construction-related noise from within the St Kilda
Junction median strip. Our workers will be mindful of keeping noise
to a minimum and respecting the needs of the local
PTV and Yarra Trams are committed to keeping the local community
informed of construction activity. We thank you for your patience
and understanding during this important upgrade work.
For more information call 1800 800 007 6am -
midnight (all night Friday & Saturday) or email email@example.com.
St Kilda Junction Substation Architectural Treatment Options Survey
St Kilda Junction Community Notification Site Mobilisation Oct
2017 (PDF, 471KB)
Update on the St Kilda Junction substation newsletter July 2017
New substation at St Kilda Road, public information session (PDF,
Kilda Road, St Kilda Junction power supply upgrade project (PDF,