‘Something, Say Something’ at Flagstaff station

A week or two ago, Flagstaff station was blanketed in yellow posters reading “If You See Something, Say Something”.

'If you see something, say something' scaremongering blankets Flagstaff station

It is part of a Victorian Government scaremongering campaign, which was launched after the national terrorism alert level was raised to “high” last month.

'If you see something, say something' scaremongering along the escalators at Flagstaff station

As a regular reader of my blog, you should know that that seeing ‘something’ is what I do best.

'If you see something, say something' scaremongering blankets Flagstaff station

In this case, the thing I saw was a low bluestone platform on the edge of Flagstaff Gardens, next door to Flagstaff station.

Upper level of the Flagstaff Gardens draft relief shaft

So what can I say about it? It is actually a ventilation structure for the City Loop, with a vertical shaft ending about 13 metres below the surface, where another tunnel heads sideways towards the underground draught relief structure.

Fine welded mesh covers the top of the draft relief shaft


The access hatch into the ventilation structure is both locked and fitted with an alarm – you didn’t think something like this would be just laying around unsecured, would you?

As for the cost of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign:

Final costs for the campaign are not expected to be available until next year’s annual department report.

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3 Responses to “‘Something, Say Something’ at Flagstaff station”

  1. Julian Calaby says:

    I’m sure the “cost” will be much higher than the monetary amount spent on slathering it everywhere.

  2. […] Marcus Wong describes it as “scaremongering”, which may be a little harsh, but I do wonder whether it’s all a bit “over the top”. […]

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