Seven years of construction is a lot for anyone to comprehend. We want guaranteed full impact mitigation strategies in place for the protection of our community. Impacts such as noise, traffic congestion, sporting field displacement and loss of open space must be managed appropriately.
We are concerned the potential impact of construction noise may be underestimated for some locations in Manningham. New noise walls must be constructed along the Eastern Freeway before existing noise walls are removed or any construction commences, so residents do not experience a gap in noise protection during the construction period.
Our preference is that the northern launch site for the tunnel boring machine is used to reduce the duration of construction in Manningham.
During construction, access to the Trinity Grammar playing fields will be diverted from Bulleen Road to Barak Street. The intersection of Barak Street and Thompsons Road should be signalised to ensure safe and efficient access during this period.