Train Stabling Facts

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.

 

2 Comments on “Train Stabling Facts

  1. I am disappointed that the placement of the train stabling facility in Seaford is proposed. The government should use the state’s good economic position to electrify the line to Baxter and stable the trains where they were originally planned to be stabled. The population growth of the peninsula surely justifies upgrades to the line. As to the proposed Seaford location, although parts of the area are ‘light industrial’ there is also a small residential community that shouldn’t have to live next door to such a noisy neighbor! Martha and Marion Street, Wells and Raymond Rd and Bayside Grove are all likely to experience negative impacts from the stabling facility being located in the proposed area. Why don’t council’s zoning laws prevent this?

  2. Yes Cate
    In total agreement with you. I’d encourage you to email our State members and Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for Energy and the Environment. You will find sample emails on this site. The reason the Council Zoning Laws don’t apply is because they have been cut out of the decision making process. This is unusual as Council always have a say in what gets built in the City of Frankston. However the State Government is using bully tactics to just push this through. However they did not count on our strong community spirit. We must continue to make our voice heard. Share what you know with your neighbours, friends and family.
    Moira Harbour

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