St Kilda Junction Substation - Power Supply Upgrade Project
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
New St Kilda Junction Substation
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)
Substation architectural treatment
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 were 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 2017.
The community was also invited to provide
feedback on the three concept designs online with feedback closing
on 6 December 2017.
Community feedback on the three proposed architectural
treatment options indicated a strong preference for the 'Future
Forest' design. This landscaped design with timber and steel
elements was chosen by 72% of respondents with many telling us that
they liked a green approach that blended in with the surrounding
area, including other vegetation within the junction.
PTV and Yarra Trams will now proceed with developing this
approach in line with community feedback and in collaboration with
the City of Port Phillip.
Other construction works will continue in the meantime in
order to progress this critical infrastructure for our tram
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.
What is planned?
The scope of works include:
- pouring of concrete base
- construction of new cable pits
- installation of prefabricated substation (early-2018) - click
here for more information
- internal fit out and power connection
- testing and commissioning
- architectural treatment, landscaping and site clean-up.
Traffic and pedestrians
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.
Minimising the impact on the local community
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 community.
Keeping the local community informed
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,