June 2008 Survey Results
In May 2008 surveys were distributed to households, businesses and community groups within the locality of the project. The aim was to gain feedback and comment on the preliminary concept design. The results of this survey will be used to inform the final overpass design.
Of the 145 people who provided a feedback sheet response:
- 42% indicated that they were in full support of the concept
- 44% indicated that they supported the concept with some changes
- 13% indicated that they did not support the preliminary concept.
Overall, the key issues included:
- reducing the visual impact of the structure i.e. making the walls look attractive, screening the structure with as much greening / landscaping treatments as possible and ensuring the privacy of residents adjacent to the tramline is maintained;
- retaining as many trees as possible and for every tree that is removed, quality, native landscaping treatments are used as replacement plantings;
- making the overpass safe and secure for all users i.e. lighting, good sight lines, CCTV cameras, throw screens, visible lifts;
- ensuring that the facility does will blend in with the local character of the area and not negatively impact on property values;
- protecting the local habitat and ensuring that environmentally friendly and sustainable options are included as part of the final design;
- addressing local traffic management issues – concerns about increased traffic flow, safety and speed in local side streets and access and egress difficulties from properties onto South Road;
- concerns about the proposed, small formalised car parking area i.e. increased noise, anti-social behaviour and traffic and impacts on Glengyle Tce residents;
- identifying any impacts tramway park (shared use cyclist and pedestrian path) would have on residents adjacent to the tramline on the southern side, if it was a/ built as a separate facility or b/ built as part of the overpass structure;
- ensuring tram services are not disrupted for lengthy periods during construction; and
- managing construction activities to ensure that any impacts on local residents are minimised.
Click here for a detailed summary of the feedback.
We'd like to thank all of those who participated in filling in the questionnaire, we appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on the project. While there were many concerns raised and issues listed, we will endeavour to address these in more detail through our final design process. We will continue to engage the local community and work with all stakeholders to ensure this project is of value to the local community, commuters, tram passengers and cyclists.
Updated 27 June 2008
We've received numerous surveys since the collection period closed on June 6 2008 and those results were collated and made available online. Surveys received after this date are not reflected in the detailed results as shown here, however the project team have taken this feedback into account.