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Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams are building a
new tram power substation at St Kilda Junction, St Kilda. These
power upgrade works are part of the Victorian Government's $1.3
billion investment in new trams and modern infrastructure to help
cater for the future demand of Melbourne's tram network.
These substations are common across the network and this one has
been strategically chosen to provide power to nearby Routes 3/3a,
5, 16, 64 and 67.
The substation will have an average footprint of 15m x 8m and
will be housed within a fully enclosed containerised building. The
substation will also include architectural features to minimise
visual impact and to help the structure blend in with the
An architect has been engaged to work closely with key
stakeholders to design the substation. The architect will seek
feedback from VicRoads and the City of Port Phillip Council to
ensure the architectural facade of the structure is visually
appealing and appropriate for the local area. Local community
feedback will also be considered.
Early work will commence on site in mid-June 2017. Earth works
will begin on site in July 2017, including 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 build in seven months;
however, the level of on-site work will vary during this time with
some periods of low activity. We'll provide advance notice of
activities likely to cause disruption during construction.
The site will be securely fenced off for the entire construction
period. Most works will be restricted to the substation site,
however for a short period underground connection work will require
additional land. Any impact to the land outside the site area will
be remedied once works are complete.
A Public Information Session will be held for residents,
businesses and interested people to find out more about the new
tram power substation.
The session will be an opportunity to learn more about the
project and what the upgrade means for the community both during
the works and into the future. This will also be an opportunity to
provide feedback on the proposed architectural treatment for the
Thursday 4 May 2017
6pm - 8pm
St Kilda Sports Club
66 Fitzroy St, St Kilda (Melways Reference: Map 2P B4)
For more information call 1800 800 007 6am -
midnight (all night Friday & Saturday) or email email@example.com.