Plans which have been
adopted for the remodelling of the entrance yard and car-parking area at Spencer street station at a cost of £2,000 will give a much more imposing appearance to the city's principal entrance.
The work, which will be com-
pleted by September 1, was designed by Messrs. Stephenson and Mel- drum, architects.
"There is no question of con- structing a new station," said the chairman of the Commissioners (Mr. H. W. Clapp) yesterday, "As a matter of fact I don't want one. I would much rather have
whatever money is available tor the improvement of tracks and rolling stock."
The present inwards parcels office, which occupies the space between the "in" and "out" gates of the Spencer street station yard, will be moved toward Bourke street to occupy the position now taken by accommodation for conductors and porters, who in turn will be transferred to the rear of the new barber's shop at the back of the station opposite Collins street.
This readjustment of accommo- dation will leave the front of the entrance yard free, and here it is proposed to plant three ash trees already selected from Yarra Park by the curator of city parks and gardens (Mr. J. T. Smith).
Economy of Plan
"One important feature of this proposal," Mr. Clapp explained, "is its economy. The entire plan, which virtually gives us a complete new entrance to the city, will cost only about £2,000, mainly in con- creting the yard and providing a neat ornamental fence along Spencer street. When finished it will provide twice the area now available for parking cars."
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IMPROVEMENT AT SPENCER STREET STATION
A plan of the proposed car-parking area at Spencer street station. The work will cost £2,000. The entrance yard of the station will be remodelled, and it is proposed to plant three ash trees which have already been selected from Yarra Park. The plan for the work, which will be completed by September, was designed by
Messrs. Stephenson and Meldrum, architects.