Path closed behind Perth Arena

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby nachoman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:34 pm

Things move slowly at Perth Arena. I've noticed the back vehicle security gate is propped half open with a traffic cone most of the time. If it's broken it is taking a while to fix, especially concerning with earlier press about the venue being a 'soft target'

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby rolandp » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:58 pm

What was the story with the three massive trucks on the shared path this morning?

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Scott_C » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:32 pm

rolandp wrote:What was the story with the three massive trucks on the shared path this morning?

I'd bet they would be for the Katy Perry concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It was known when the Arena was built that the loading dock was severely undersized for the amount of equipment needed for a large concert (they have a capacity for 4 docked semi-trailers and 2 layover bays with an expected maximum demand of 16 semi-trailers needed for a large concert) but they were meant to organise standby areas for the trucks to wait away from the Arena with any excess trucks arriving while the yard was occupied being directed back onto the freeway to avoid blocking traffic.

It sounds like rather than following the original plan and sending the excess trucks away someone has flagged them up to park on the shared path instead.

Were they parked on the Arena's "private" shared path or were they on the City of Perth's shared path? Even if they were on the "private" shared path it looks like they probably had to drive on City of Perth's path to get there.

If you can show they were on City of Perth's path then I would suggest reporting them so that the City can get down there and watch what they do on Thursday when they are removing the concert equipment.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby rolandp » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:11 am

They were parked on the shared path that runs next to Market St, and the railway. I reported to MainRoads cbd congestion team that morning, who where going to send down a crew to review.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby rolandp » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 pm

Image of trucks on shared path - haven't heard back from the Congestion team.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fC7Cp9ZLBJQD1NAWA
There may also be a light to the path behind the arena. Pieces of glass sighted on Friday morning, ready to be installed.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/M8Rfa6exQFuDQKhF7

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Thoglette » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:29 pm

I am advised that view of the Perth Arena is that the path is permanently closed.

There is no specific plan to reopen it.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby dmwill » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:29 pm

Could hit up RAC about it given they now have the naming rights to the Arena.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Thoglette » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:07 pm

dmwill wrote:Could hit up RAC about it given they now have the naming rights to the Arena.

Done.

There's an article in the current (Oct/Nov) "Horizons" magazine which is a suitable prompt for a letter to the editor noting the delay and requesting that RAC lean on the Perth Arena to get it fixed and reopen.
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A month later

Postby Thoglette » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:52 pm

There is a fair bit of replacement going on, including on the back above the path. Who knows, one day...
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