Completions Since Doncaster Hill Strategy Approved in 2002 – Not good for Trains

It is hard to justify spending 4- 6 Billion Dollars on a Doncaster Hill Station with only seven apartment buildings completed since 2002.

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There are no Doncaster Hill developments currently under construction. Apart from 7-11 Berkley Street, completed in December 2013, the last development finished  was the Madison in June 2012. See below

DONCASTER HILL

SEVEN APARTMENT BUILDINGS COMPLETED SINCE FEBUARY 2002

598 APARTMENTS, INCLUDING SUBSIDISED HOUSING

DoncHill Southpoint Apartments

Southpoint Apartments, 8 Clay Drive

27 Apartments Completed: February 2005

Donchill  Halcyon Views

Halcyon Views, 18-20 Tower Street
45 Apartments Status Completed 2006

DoncHill  The Berkeley

The Berkeley, 6-16 Berkeley Street

118 Apartments in two stages. Status: Completed May 2011

DoncHill  Government Subsidised Housing

Government Subsidised Housing, 95-99 Tram Road:

98 Apartments Status: Completed: August 2011

DoncHill  The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle, 632 Doncaster Road
158 Apartments Status: Completed April 2012

DoncHill The Madison

The Madison, 91Tram Road
83 Apartments Status: Completed June 2012

DoncHill 7-11 Berkeley Street

7-11 Berkeley Street, Doncaster
69 Apartments: Status:  Completed December 2013

95-99 Tram Rd Fact Sheet.pdf (935.25 KB)

 

2 Responses to “Completions Since Doncaster Hill Strategy Approved in 2002 – Not good for Trains”

  1. Sandman says:

    With such a high proportion of studio apartments in high-rise development, it is doubtful the population on Doncaster Hill would have increased by much more than 1000 people over the period.

    Sandman

  2. Ruben says:

    Even if the Doncaster Hill Strategy had not proved a failure so far, and the population had grown as originally planned, it is fanciful to believe a railway to Doncaster Hill could ever be justified. I find it galling that they already knew this before embarking on yet another expensive rail study.
    The study had estimated the cost of the preferred option (RT1) for a railway to Doncaster Hill connected to the Collingwood branch, at between $4 to $6 Billion. However the Collingwood line does not have the capacity for any additional lines so before the Doncaster rail could join it the South Morang line would have to be detached and rerouted at much the same cost which means to bring a railway Doncaster Hill would have a price tag of around $11 Billion.

    Ruben

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