[YarraBUG-list] Closure of Merri Creek Bridge at Walker Street, 2017 BAC dates, Brunswick St works, Walmer Street
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Thu Dec 8 17:14:27 AEDT 2016
Here's a catch up on local news including our latest 3CR podcasts, 2017
BAC meeting dates, Brunswick St Blackspot Works and Walmer Street updates.
Darebin Council has work planned for January to April 2017, although the
leaflet also mentions early February, that will close Merri Creek Bridge
between Walker Street & Rushall Station.
It's going to be a massive disruption for everyone who uses the bridge,
so *please* pass this information + email onto everyone you know who
travels through this area so they know well in advance.*
*1. Our recent 3CR podcasts*
Back down on NSW cyclist identification + what's next for bicycle
Last kilometre freight in the big city:
Cycle Innovation showcase in Bendigo & ongoing Walmer Plaza planning
*2. Darebin Council: Closure of Merri Creek Bridge at Walker Street to
From Daniel Ospina: As part of the Capital Works Program, Darebin City
Council has allocated funding to stabilise the slope at the intersection
of Walker Street and McLachlan Street in Northcote.
An inspection of the Merri Creek Bridge (Bridge to Rushall Railway
Station) identified a potential for a landslip at the intersection.
Further geotechnical studies confirmed that the slope is unstable and
action is required. If the slope was to fail it would cause major damage
to the intersection, the bridge, private properties, Authorities' assets
and Council assets, as well as posing a high risk on people’s lives.
This project involves the removal of road pavement and associated road
drainage, excavation works, construction of retention systems, and
reconstruction of road pavement and footpaths. The works will require
the temporary closure of the intersection between the two streets,
footpaths, and the Rushall Station Footbridge. Construction works are
planned to occur between January and April 2017 and will take up to
three months to complete. Specific dates are yet to be confirmed with
Please see attached plan for alternative routes for cyclists and
pedestrians. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the
construction period. Please contact me if you have any questions about
For more information: contact Daniel Ospina, Project Manager at Darebin
Council on 8470 8425 or 8470 8888
/"Pedestrians and bike riders: Please take an alternative route via
Koonda Lat Bridge or High Street Bridge as indicated on the map below.//
//Train users: Merri, Westgarth and Clifton Hill Train Stations are an
easy walking distance."/
Read more: http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Your-Say/News/Latest-News
*3. Yarra Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting Dates + Brunswick St
From Alistair McDonald: Below are the dates for the BAC meetings for
next year so pencil them into your diary. I will send a reminder a few
weeks out from the meeting asking for agenda topics.
(Alistair.McDonald at yarracity.vic.gov.au)
All meetings at Wurundjeri Meeting Room, Collingwood Town Hall, 140
Hoddle Street, Abbotsford
* Wednesday 1 February 2017
* Wednesday 12 April 2017
* Wednesday 21 June 2017
* Wednesday 16 August 2017
* Wednesday 18 October 2017
*4. Brunswick St Blackspot Works*
Yarra has secured funding to help reduce vulnerable user injuries along
Brunswick St between Gertrude Street and Alexandra Parade. The works aim
to slow speeds at side street intersections with thresholds, raised
pavements and splitter islands. Works have already started at Palmer St
to the south will take 7 months to complete. Attached is a postcard
flyer with further information.
*5. Walmer Street Area News*
*Updates on Walmer Street (6 December 2016)
*From Defend The Yarra River: Apologies for the lag in updating. Our
heroic uploader has been busy with his day job. There are a few updates,
including the Council decision on Walmer Street, the full consultant
report, and some information on the better apartment draft design
standards, including Salta's submission. More new items next week, we hope.
New Mayor of Yarra, Amanda Stone, and new Mayor of Boroondara , Phillip
Healey have been in consultation with each other about Walmer Street.
Both new Mayors attended the consultation session in October. Mayor
Healey established a Boroondara working group last month. Commendations
to both for considering the issue in the wider framework, as it affects
not only Yarra and Boroondara, but everyone in Melbourne who uses the
Main Yarra Trail and Walmer Street.
Read more: https://defendtheyarrariver.wordpress.com/ *
*Yarra Council seeks to establish working group for Walmer Street Bridge
(24 November 2016)*
Council will request that the State Government convene a working group
to provide further input into the design of the Walmer Street Bridge.
Works to and around the bridge are proposed by Salta as part of its
redevelopment of 607-627 Victoria Street, Abbotsford.
Read more: http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/News/walmerstbridge/
*Listen to Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio <http://www.yarrabug.org/radio/>*
*Every Monday morning 10am on 3CR 855AM Community Radio
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