You don’t need many words to describe Skyrail or “Hybrid Solution”. It’s huge, enormous. It’s out of proportion. It’s height will dwarf the entire neighbourhood. The ugly, massive concrete pylons aren’t pretty and will inevitably be covered with graffiti.
There is a document, issued from the “Office of Victorian Government Architect” called “Level Crossing Removals – Lessons Learned” – Click here to view. The document states: “An elevated road or rail structure will have a significant physical presence and impact on a place and is typically not a preferred solution. New elevated structures, including ramps and retaining walls, can impact on visual amenity, permeability, the viability of activity areas, the value of land and appetite for future private development. They often provide a cheaper solution but a poorer outcome and therefore a false economy.”
So the government admits Skyrail is not a preferred solution. So why push it on Seaford and Carrum? We know rail under road can be built here.