Some information re the Train Stabling Facility.
This facility is 75,000 square metres in area and will be operational 22 hours a day.
It will house maintenance facilities, train washing machines plus stabling for 24 trains.
It will be a busy noisy work site using heavy machinery and trains will be shunted day and night to be cleaned, maintained and stabled.
There will be bright lighting all night.
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 to24 trains to be housed nightly in our suburb (replacing 6 from Carrum)
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.