We have received letters from LXRP via Council saying that the station precincts will be fenced off from Monday and works, including vegetation removal, will begin soon.
Pedestrian access and car parking at the stations will be affected. And the bike path will be closed between O’Hea Street and Albion St from 6 February to mid 2021.
The proposed detours for cyclists suck. See an assessment by Extend the Upfield Bike Path Campaign on the detour routes which involve extra time, effort and increase risk of accidents for cyclists, and are not appropriate for ALL users of the Upfield shared use path, and will likely deter many people from cycling.
Stay tuned for plans of action regarding the bike path.
Detailed designs released
As part of a new planning permit application being assessed by Heritage Victoria, there are now more detailed architectural and landscaping drawings available for view from Heritage Victoria’s website current permits. You can make a submission addressing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll need to attach the form available from the above website (quote VHR H0952 P32376).
The specifications are quite technical but it looks like:
- U Troughs are the confirmed design for the viaducts
- Stairs and lifts only at the stations – no ramps
- Bikes, pedestrian and commuters are separated around Moreland Station, but not Coburg Station
- There’s more detail on station design, landscaping and heritage – worth a look
Note: Submissions close Friday 24 January 2020.
Help us spread the word
We want to fill Gandolfo Gardens with the whole community for the Community Festival on 18 January 2020.
Can you help us spread the word by handing out flyers and putting up posters around Moreland? Please get in contact.
Sign the petition to save Gandolfo Gardens here.