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, 498KB)
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams engage with
local communities whenever a new substation is built.
As part of this project a community session was held in May
Since this time, and following engagement with the Junction Area
Action Group, local firm Jackson Architecture has been briefed on
the feedback and appointed to independently design an architectural
treatment for the substation.
Three concept designs are now ready to be shared based on the
input of JAAG and the City of Port Phillip.
PTV and Yarra Trams would like to invite the local community to
attend an information session to find out more about the concepts
and share your thoughts.
- St Kilda Library Community Room - St Kilda
- 150 Carlisle St, St Kilda
- Wednesday 22 November 2017
- Time: 6pm - 8pm
- Nearest Tram Stop: Stop 36 Tram Routes 3, 3a & 16
Members of the project team will be available to answer any
project related questions you may have. You can attend at any time
during the session.
Early works will commence in late October 2017, with the
erection of temporary site fencing and delivery of a work site
office. Earthworks will begin in November 2017, including the
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)
- internal fit out and power connection
- testing and commissioning
- architectural treatment, landscaping and site clean-up.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Kilda Junction Community Notification Site Mobilisation Oct
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,