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2015 Community Information

GENERAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The following information is provided to inform local residents and businesses located around Albert Park of changes to Albert Park and the surrounding areas as a result of the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix occurring.

From 12.01am Tuesday 10 March to 11:59pm Monday 16 March Albert Park Reserve will be closed to the public. Access to the park will only be gained by presenting a valid event credential or valid ticket on event days.

The 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will be staged from 12 to 15 March. Grand Prix and motorsport related activities will take place from Wednesday 11 March starting at 4pm until approximately 5:45pm on Sunday 15 March. Click here for the Track Schedule .

A Community Information Guide is sent out to local residents and businesses potentially affected by the event and it is intended to provide a range of information on the event and how normal services in the area will be conducted. Click here to download the 2015 Community Information Guide.

A Community Relations Office will be established in Albert Park adjacent to Gate 1 near the Middle Park Station underpass in the lead up to the event. This is to assist with any community related matters and for the distribution of Local Access Permits to eligible residents and businesses.

The Community Relations Office's hours of operation are as follows:

DATES OPENING CLOSING
Thursday 12 March 7am 7pm
Friday 13 March 8am 7pm
Saturday 14 March 8am 7pm
Sunday 15 March 8.30am 6pm

If you have any other enquiries please call the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Community Relations Officer on 9258 7120 or localpermits@grandprix.com.au.

Local Access Zones

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has allocated a Local Access Only Zone (LAZ) in surroundings areas to ensure vehicles of patrons attending the event are kept to a minimum in local areas. Free permits will be issued to eligible residents and businesses within the Local Access Only Zone in February 2015.

If you or your business resides within the Local Access Zone you will be automatically sent 2 LAZ permits. The LAZ extends further to surrounding areas come event weekend. Please see Local Access Only Zone maps for Thursday and Friday (insert link to Thurs/Fri map) and for Saturday and Sunday (insert link to Sat/Sun map).

Only vehicles displaying this permit will be allowed to access LAZ during the event. Selected perimeter roads will be closed and access will be restricted to certain entry points during the event. Access at these entry points will be controlled by security engaged by the City of Port Phillip (CoPP). If you have any concerns please contact CoPP on 9209 6777.

If you believe you fall within the LAZ area and have not yet received your passes please contact Community Relations at localpermits@grandprix.com.au or phone 9258 7120 to secure a Local Access Zone pass. Any requests for additional passes can be submitted in the same way.

Please note permits are for access only and DO NOT override local government parking regulations/restrictions. To avoid possible parking fines, vehicles within the LAZ are to display their LAZ sticker at all times.

Public Transport Information

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has worked closely with public transport operators to encourage patrons attending the event to use public transport to reduce traffic entering the local area.

Changes will affect the following services during the event:

  • Tram route 96 – St Kilda light rail
  • Tram Route 12 – Clarendon Street

Alternatively buses have been allocated to replace tram route 96 on Canterbury Road and tram route 12 on Fitzroy Street to minimise any inconvenience.

Please see the Public Transport Victoria website for more information at http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ or call 1800 800 007.

Road Closures

Albert Park Reserve remains open to the general public with the exception of the Grand Prix Race Period (10-16 March). However, motorists, park tenants and park users should note that there will be periods of restricted access on certain days pre and post the Grand Prix Race Period. Access to Lakeside Drive, Aughtie Drive and other roads within the park will be most affected outside of the Race Period. For specific details on road closures please see the Community Information Guide.

Infrastructure Installation and Dismantle Activities

Throughout the duration of The 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix regular access to Albert Park Reserve may be affected due to the installation and dismantle of infrastructure. For more information on areas and times affected please click here to see the Infrastructure Installation and Dismantle plan . This plan illustrates the location and time for the infrastructure installation and dismantling process associated with the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. Whilst every effort will be made to minimise disruption to park users and the local community, some activities may happen at times outside those outlined in this document due to unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be made in consultation with Parks Victoria and other affected parties where possible and appropriate.

Restricted Parking

Parking restrictions will be imposed during the event for areas within the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington and Melbourne. Areas include: unrestricted access, some changed parking restrictions at the time of the event, approval of current Council parking permits. Please note relevant Councils are responsible for distributing additional or temporary parking permits when required. Contact your local Council with any concerns:

City of Port Phillip: 9209 6777
City of Stonnington: 8290 1333
City of Melbourne: 9658 9658

Maps which highlight Local Access Zone and relevant parking restrictions can be found here.

General Park Users

Outside the Grand Prix Race Period all of Albert Park remains open for use by the community except for fenced construction sites and controlled work areas.

Signage will indicate restricted areas whilst infrastructure is being erected and dismantled. Please obey these signs for your safety.

Motorists, park tenants and park users should note that there will be periods of restricted access on Lakeside Drive, Aughtie Drive and other roads within the park on certain days. Please see the Community Information Guide for more details on Albert Park Reserve Road Closures.

Cyclists

Access will be maintained for cyclists on all park roads except during access periods and the Grand Prix Race Period. Clearly signed detours will be provided during the restricted access periods on park roads and other pathways where necessary. Please obey these signs for your safety. Cyclists should be aware that temporary speed humps may be installed on some shared pathways.

Noise Levels

Event activities will occur from Wednesday 11 March to Sunday 15 March from approximately 7am-8pm daily. Event activities may be loud (e.g. track activity and air displays). Residents who would like to use earplugs are advised to use soft foam disposable earplugs. These can be purchased from local pharmacies.

Aviation activity including aerial displays and flyovers will occur at the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. These activities may be loud. If noise is a concern to yourself or your pets please consider the Grand Prix Event Schedule between Wednesday 11 March to Sunday 15 March.

Security

Pre, during and post the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix there will be security on site at Albert Park. For any security concerns or enquires please email communityrelations@grandprix.com.au or call 9258 7120.

Access to businesses in Albert Park Reserve

Outside of the Grand Prix Race Period, commercial premises operating in Albert Park remains open for business. For further information on hours of operation and access to these businesses please contact the business directly or contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 or parkweb.vic.gov.au

To access the premises within this area requires a Local Access Zone Permit. You can obtain a permit on request through the Community Relations Office. Email localpermits@grandprix.com.au or call 9258 7120, they are also available at three of the City of Port Phillip Town Halls:

  • - South Melbourne Town Hall ph 9209 6777, 208-220 Bank Street South Melbourne
  • - St Kilda Town Hall ph 9209 6777, Corner Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda
  • - Port Melbourne Town Hall ph 9209 6777, Port Melbourne Town Hall 333 Bays Street Port Melbourne.

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Access and car parking for the facility during the Grand Prix Race Period Tuesday 10 to Sunday 16 March will be via the multi deck car park with entry and exit only from the Albert Road and Cecil Street intersection. The Southern car park will be closed during this time.

To gain entry into the car park, a Melbourne Sports Hub membership card is required. There will be no access through the entry off Aughtie Drive between Tuesday 10 to Sunday 16 March inclusive. Foot traffic into the facility will be via the Aquatic entry adjacent to the multi deck car park.

As a result of the Grand Prix and the increased activity around the park, to ensure you get to MSAC on time we suggest you:

  • • Leave earlier than you would normally.
  • • Consider parking further from MSAC and walking to the facility.
  • • Use public transport.

For facility operating hours go to mscac.com.au or call 9926 1555.

Parks Victoria

For further information about Albert Park Reserve or recreational boating activities on the lake in the lead up and during the event, please call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 19 63 or visit parkweb.vic.gov.au

Community Health Services and Emergencies Services

All community health services will operate normally. For emergency assistance telephone 000. Emergency vehicles have 24 hour access to the area.

Schools

Schools will notify parents directly of any changes to normal daily procedures. Middle Park Primary School is located within the Local Access Only Zone area. If you require a permit to access Middle Park Primary for drop off and pick up of school children please contact the Community Relations Office localpermits@grandprix.com.au or on 9258 7120 to secure a permit before the Grand Prix Race Period.

Community Playground

The Community Playground next to the Middle Park Bowls Club will remain open except during the Grand Prix Race Period (10 - 16 March inclusive). The playground will be accessible via the Middle Park underpass car park or via Aughtie Drive.

Alcohol Consumption in Public

Local laws will be in place to prohibit the consumption or possession of alcohol in unsealed containers in any public place, other than in licensed premises, from Monday 9 to Monday 16 March 2015 inclusive. The City of Melbourne has also declared major events alcohol free in streets and reserves inclusive of the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Pets and Dog Walkers

It is recommended that pets sensitive to noise be kept indoors during Formula 1 sessions and aerial displays. Dogs can be walked in Albert Park as usual with the exception of fenced work areas and during the Grand Prix Race Period. For a full list of event activities please click here for the Track Schedule .

Additional Information

For any additional information on community matters leading up to, during or after the event, please contact communityrelations@grandprix.com.au or call the Australian Grand Prix Community Relations Officer on 9258 7120.

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