Planning application at 614-666 Flinders Street Docklands VIC 3008
April 30, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
I would like to object to the demolition of this pedestrian bridge on Flinders Street. Current pedestrian access across Flinders Street from the Siddeley Street area is poor and has worsened with developments associated with the demolition of the old convention centre and the commencement of works on the Melbourne Quarter site. There does not appear to be any long term strategy to deal with improved pedestrian access across Flinders Street and Warundjeri Way to the North Wharf/Siddeley Street precinct and pedestrian traffic has increased substantially in recent years due to the development of DFO and the South Wharf precinct. The reinstatement and reopening of this pedestrian bridge would allow for safer pedestrian access between Spencer Street, Flinders Street, Melbourne Quarter and into the North Wharf/Siddeley Street precinct. I strongly object to the demolition of this bridge as it is likely to be a long term strategic benefit to pedestrian safety if repurposed effectively. For information, I am a permanent and long term resident of Flinders Wharf at 60 Siddeley Street.
From Todd Henderson to local councillor Rohan Leppert