Remember when I was complaining about the air con coming on at night time on the roof of the commercial building next door? I don't know if was my complaint to the council that did the trick or not, but a week after making the complaint, the noise at night has thankfully stopped. The unit seems to be back to its normal daytime operation.
Bliss, quiet in the highrise again.
Oh, except for the Australian Grand Pricks happening this weekend at our nearby Albert Park. It is the set up period, the road closures and the loss of our park that annoys me. As irritating as the unearthly scream of the Formula 1 cars is, it is quite brief.
But after that, it will be quiet won't it? Easter is coming soon, a nice peaceful time. Oh, not so peaceful in the Highrise.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be renewing tram tracks in
St Kilda Road between Southbank Boulevard and Commercial Road from Good Friday 6 April to the early
hours of Thursday 12 April 2012.
The major works to renew the tram tracks and overhead power cables will begin at 6am on Friday 6 April
(Good Friday). The works will be done in two sections:
• Early hours of Friday 6 April to approximately 5am Tuesday 10 April
- Southbank Boulevard to Commercial Road
• 5am Tuesday 10 April to approximately 5am Thursday 12 April
- Works continue between Domain Interchange and Commercial Road
There will be significant noise and dust created during the works as large mechanical excavators break the
road surface to allow for the removal of the old rail and concrete.
While the works will continue 24 hours a day, Yarra Trams will make every effort to do the noisiest works
between 6am and 10pm each day. However, there may be a need to conduct some noisy work after dark to
ensure St Kilda Road reopens to trams on Thursday 12 April.
At least with new tracks, the trams will be quieter, one would think.