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Disruptions

Updated designs announced for Toorak Road

30 Oct 2019

Works are continuing to ramp up on the Toorak Road level crossing removal, with updated designs unveiled following community feedback.

After almost 500 people provided over 2000 pieces of feedback, the project team has presented designs for the new Tooronga Park open space and rail bridge.

The project has also announced a new “green buffer” between Talbot Crescent and the rail bridge retaining wall.

Public feedback suggested that the open space should be suitable for all age groups and community members.

An outdoor fitness space, a children’s play area and a shaded garden were popular options, and these elements have been incorporated into the latest designs, providing a range of active and respite options for the community.

The open space has also been relocated to the south in line with public requests that it be moved further away from Toorak Road.

The community also said that the rail bridge should act as a gateway to the area and reflect the green surrounds.

As a result, the rail bridge will include a 1.2 metre sage green perforated screen that will partially shield the train from view.

Following feedback from residents and the City of Stonnington, a green buffer will also be planted along the Talbot Crescent retaining wall. The green buffer will screen the retaining wall, easing the visual impact of the rail bridge for local residents when plants are fully grown.

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