Legislative Assembly E-Petitions

E-petition Number
Sky rail at Parkdale
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Assembly that there are risks and issues associated with the proposed sky rail at Parkdale.
The proposed sky rail will negatively impact the character of the neighbourhood. Parkdale has a unique village feel and cafe culture that thrives on community interaction in natural light and flora. The sky rail visual bulk will cast a shadow that catastrophically impacts this culture and directly affects small businesses. This can attract crime and anti-social behaviour such as vandalism, graffiti and dumping of rubbish. The sky rail will also increase noise to the surrounding community. We accept progress is inevitable, but sky rail is not the best solution for Parkdale. We require consultation with businesses prior to construction to ensure adequate parking is available during construction. A heritage overlay exists on Parkdale shops on Como Parade West.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly call on the Government to immediately stop work on the proposed sky rail at Parkdale, conduct community consultation that includes local residents and small businesses and ensure that level crossings at Warrigal Road, Mentone and Parkdale Railway Station are placed underground.
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Rowswell, Brad