Melbourne Urban Transport Upgrade

Author
Ken Williams Director
3 mins June 25th, 2021
Australian products for an Australian, urban transport icon!

The busy and historic South Yarra Station has recently had a significant upgrade with a cost of more than $12.5million dollars. This 100 year old structure was brought up to modern standards, taking into account the current traffic through this facility is many times what was anticipated by the original designers.

Orca Australian made drainage channels (www.orcacivil.com.au) with Griptech grates were specified for this unique site specifically because of their anti-slip characteristic, heelsafe configuration and pleasing appearance. The grates are considered to be both safe and sympathetic to the character of the building.

Most importantly Orca Channels meet all relevant requirements of:

  • AS3996:2006 Access covers and grates
  • AS4586:2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surfaces
  • AS1428.1 Design for access and mobility