Skip navigation

Constituency Question: Domain Station

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
26 June 2017

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — (12 843) My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport. I ask: when will the final plans for Domain station and surrounds be made public, including how many trees will be removed, what their replacements will be and what the final truck access routes will be? Obviously there is considerable community concern around tree loss, which is exacerbated by simply not knowing what the station and surrounds will look like upon completion, including location, the type of replacement trees and the extent of canopy coverage.

A number of residents have also raised with me concerns about one of the proposed truck routes for spoil, which travels through residential areas, and have called for that to be abandoned. I also call on the government to release more information about the proposed construction methodology. Cut and cover has been the preferred construction method by this government and the previous Liberal government, as stated in the original 2011 business case. Melbourne Metro Rail Authority have stated that a deeper binocular construction method would only save 25 trees and add up to six months to construction time. However, more detailed information on the different construction methodologies should be made public.

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
26 June 2017
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

PARLIAMENT

Suburban Rail Loop Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) : I rise to speak on the Suburban Rail Loop Bill 2021. This is a bill that will establish the Suburban Rail Loop Authority as a statutory authority to plan and deliver both the Suburban Rail Loop—the tunnel and the trains and the stations and what have you—and...

PARLIAMENT

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): I rise to speak on the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021. This bill puts in place essentially the same scheme we had last year, with much of the detail not in the bill but actually left to regulations to support commercial tenants. It will run until January...

PARLIAMENT

Question without Notice: Rental Support

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My question is for the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. Minister, many people who rent their home are still facing financial and housing insecurity due to the pandemic, yet the government has not provided any specific measures to support them during the latest two...

PARLIAMENT

Members Statement: Homelessness Week

Mr HIBBINS: This week is Homelessness Week, and a wealthy society like ours should not have people without safe, secure places to call home. Yes, we need to build more homes for people in need. Yes, we need to end unfair tax breaks that lock people out of home ownership....