Some information re the Train Stabling Facility.
It will Remove 7 business’s from our suburb including Page Bros & Seaford Panels.
At a cost of 200 direct & indirect local jobs
$187 million = Approx $1 million per job (plus acquisition costs)
$36 million per in anticipated lost income per annum out of our suburb
Up to 38 trains to be housed nightly in our suburb (replacing 6 from Carrum)
18 1/2 acres train stabling facility
24 hour lighting, 24 hour noise from compressed air brakes right among our residential properties
The proposed facility is 870 metres from a site of “international significance” the Ramsar listed Edithvale Seaford Wetlands.
Impacts on threatened and critically endangered bird life, into & out of the protected Seaford Wetlands (see birds and light studies.)
All COULD & SHOULD be going to Baxter where there is already land set aside for this facility !!
They are already destroying our community with their unwanted, unnecessary & unproven elevated rail and the Train Stabling in Seaford…. we can stop this & save our suburb.
The Project does not need to proceed on that site at Seaford. There is a viable alternative at Baxter. The Level Crossings Removal Authority recognises that the long term solution is Baxter.
This may be less convenient for the Government in it’s desire to rush before the next election but it is not essential that they do it on that site.